Leaked Letters Reveal Details of NRA Chief’s Alleged Spending

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National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, according to newly revealed NRA internal documents.The documents, posted anonymously on the internet, provide new details of the clothing, travel and other expenses totaling more than $542,000 that Ackerman McQueen Inc. alleges Mr. LaPierre billed to it. The travel expenses allegedly include more than $200,000 in “Air Transportation” costs during a one-month period in late 2012 and early 2013, in part related to a two-week trip over Christmas to the Bahamas by Mr. LaPierre.

The additional details behind the ad agency’s claims comes as Mr. LaPierre faces internal scrutiny at the NRA over his expenses amid an extraordinary falling-out between the NRA and Ackerman McQueen. The LaPierre expense documents posted on the internet appeared to be genuine, a person familiar with the originals told The Wall Street Journal.

The allegations come as the nonprofit gun-rights group is grappling with a new investigation into its financial dealings with insiders and other matters by the New York attorney general.“It’s time for a change in leadership” at the NRA, said Shawn Herrin, an NRA member who runs a gun-oriented podcast company and aired some of the allegations about Mr. LaPierre’s spending last week. The documents consist of letters and attachments sent last month to the NRA’s board by the organization’s then-President Oliver North. Mr. North wrote that the allegations “suggest financial impropriety” and he was forming a crisis management committee to examine those and other matters.

Mr. North was forced out after Mr. LaPierre accused him of trying to use the allegations to extort him into resigning. Those defending Mr. North have said he was doing his fiduciary duty as an officer of a nonprofit. Mr. North hasn’t commented.


Leaked Letters Reveal Details of NRA Chief’s Alleged Spending

. People give money to NRA because ... they are worried that the government is going to take their guns away ? . people who give money to NRA deserve Wayne LaPierre.
 
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National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, according to newly revealed NRA internal documents.The documents, posted anonymously on the internet, provide new details of the clothing, travel and other expenses totaling more than $542,000 that Ackerman McQueen Inc. alleges Mr. LaPierre billed to it. The travel expenses allegedly include more than $200,000 in “Air Transportation” costs during a one-month period in late 2012 and early 2013, in part related to a two-week trip over Christmas to the Bahamas by Mr. LaPierre.

The additional details behind the ad agency’s claims comes as Mr. LaPierre faces internal scrutiny at the NRA over his expenses amid an extraordinary falling-out between the NRA and Ackerman McQueen. The LaPierre expense documents posted on the internet appeared to be genuine, a person familiar with the originals told The Wall Street Journal.

The allegations come as the nonprofit gun-rights group is grappling with a new investigation into its financial dealings with insiders and other matters by the New York attorney general.“It’s time for a change in leadership” at the NRA, said Shawn Herrin, an NRA member who runs a gun-oriented podcast company and aired some of the allegations about Mr. LaPierre’s spending last week. The documents consist of letters and attachments sent last month to the NRA’s board by the organization’s then-President Oliver North. Mr. North wrote that the allegations “suggest financial impropriety” and he was forming a crisis management committee to examine those and other matters.

Mr. North was forced out after Mr. LaPierre accused him of trying to use the allegations to extort him into resigning. Those defending Mr. North have said he was doing his fiduciary duty as an officer of a nonprofit. Mr. North hasn’t commented.


Leaked Letters Reveal Details of NRA Chief’s Alleged Spending

. People give money to NRA because ... they are worried that the government is going to take their guns away ? . people who give money to NRA deserve Wayne LaPierre.
"posted anonymously on the internet"?

What could possibly be wrong with a source like that?

But just to make sure I stay on the "actual topic", people who make lots of money spend lots of money...
 
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HayJenn

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"posted anonymously on the internet"?

What could possibly be wrong with a source like that?

But just to make sure I stay on the "actual topic", people who make lots of money spend lots of money...
I guess you missed this part?

LaPierre expense documents posted on the internet appeared to be genuine, a person familiar with the originals told The Wall Street Journal.

Obviously, the NRA is in a lot of turmoil right now.

Split between the North and LaPierre camps

Of course, a legit NRA member who is mad enough at LaPierre at his obvious overspending is going to try to get back at him.

BTW, Fox News also ran this story.

So there is that.
 
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I guess you missed this part?

LaPierre expense documents posted on the internet appeared to be genuine, a person familiar with the originals told The Wall Street Journal.

Obviously, the NRA is in a lot of turmoil right now.

Split between the North and LaPierre camps

Of course, a legit NRA member who is mad enough at LaPierre at his obvious overspending is going to try to get back at him.

BTW, Fox News also ran this story.

So there is that.
If you disapprove so strongly, you should cut back on your donations.

"posted anonymously on the internet"!

But if the "information" agrees with your agenda...

You just can't make this stuff up!
 

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I guess you missed this part?

LaPierre expense documents posted on the internet appeared to be genuine, a person familiar with the originals told The Wall Street Journal.

Obviously, the NRA is in a lot of turmoil right now.

Split between the North and LaPierre camps

Of course, a legit NRA member who is mad enough at LaPierre at his obvious overspending is going to try to get back at him.

BTW, Fox News also ran this story.

So there is that.
It has now come out that it was North, the ex-pres who posted them.
 

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BTW, according to a reporter I follow on twitter, he tweeted this morning that the NRA establishment, I can't remember if it was the board or what said they are aware of those expenses and aren't bothered by them.

Think about that the next time you renew your membership.
 
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BTW, according to a reporter I follow on twitter, he tweeted this morning that the NRA establishment, I can't remember if it was the board or what said they are aware of those expenses and aren't bothered by them.

Think about that the next time you renew your membership.
What choice is there, the ACLU is selective in what civil rights they defend and refuse 2nd Amendment cases?