Memorandum of Law in Support of OAG’s Petition
The OAG makes its legal arguments in favor of forcing Ackerman’s compliance with the subpoena.
- The OAG notes that as part of its investigation, it is reviewing the NRA’s “transactions with outside vendors, including its transactions with [Ackerman].” (Pg. 9.) OAG also notes that “the NRA’s public filings have raised substantial questions about its governance and expenditures, including in regard to [Ackerman].” (Pg. 9.)
- According to the OAG brief, the NRA’s 2017 IRS Form 990 differed in substantial and relevant detail from the NRA’s filings in prior years. (Pg. 12.)
- The OAG states that the NRA’s conduct “has had the effect of delaying [Ackerman’s] compliance and preventing the OAG from getting information in a manner that does not compromise the integrity of the investigation.” (Pg. 14.)
- The OAG argues that the NDA found in the NRA-Ackerman contract is void as against public policy because it “would preclude a party from reporting a crime or cooperating with law enforcement.” (Pg. 20.)