DC Attorney General Investigation

NRA Motion to Partially Dismiss DC AG Complaint

September 23, 2020

Filing Summary

In August 2020, the Washington D.C. Attorney General filed a complaint against the NRA and NRA Foundation in D.C. Superior Court.  The DCAG’s complaint contains five causes of action against the defendants, including that the NRA Foundation exceeded and abused the authority of the charity, and that the Foundation acted contrary to the non-profit purpose of the NRA Foundation. The DCAG alleges that the NRA controlled the Board of Directors of the NRA Foundation and caused the Foundation to undertake actions not in the best interest of the NRA Foundation. The crux of the allegations by the DCAG are that “in recent years, the NRA has experienced financial problems related, in large part, to low membership and the NRA’s decision to continue to waste funds on improper, lavish spending. To plug holes caused by its own poor management, the NRA turned to the Foundation’s funds.” 

The NRA responded to the complaint with a Motion to Dismiss filed on September 23, 2020.  The motion does not attempt to adjudicate specific facts at this stage in the case, but instead seeks dismissal of the counts relating to the imposition of a constructive trust (Counts IV and V).