NY attorney general orders Trump Foundation to stop fundraising

WASHINGTON — New York’s attorney general has issued a “notice of violation” to the Trump Foundation, ordering it to immediately stop asking for donations in the state because it was not properly registered.

The letter, issued by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, says the Donald J. Trump Foundation is not registered to solicit donations, as required by state law. The letter, which was sent Friday and released Monday, said the foundation solicited contributions in New York State earlier this year without the proper registration.

The law requires charitable organizations that solicit contributions in New York State to register with the Charities Bureau and to provide annual financial reports and annual audited financial statements.

“The Trump Foundation must immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fundraising activities in New York. Further the Trump Foundation must notify any third parties engaged in solicitation or fundraising activities in New York on its behalf to immediately cease any such activities,” says the letter, sent by James Sheehan, head of the attorney general’s charities bureau.

The Trump campaign has not yet responded.

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