NRA Under Further Scrutiny After Top Executive Sought Purchase Of $6 Million Mansion In Wake Of Mass Shooting

Author:Mr Daniel L. Kurtz
Profession:Pryor Cashman LLP
 
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The National Rifle Association has come under fire over allegations of excessive spending by top executives.

According to a new report from The Washington Post, the NRA's longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, attempted to have the organization fund the purchase of a $6 million luxury Texas mansion last year after a deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. LaPierre told associates he was worried about being targeted and needed a more secure place to live after 17 people were fatally gunned down at the school.

The discussions related to the lavish property, which was not ultimately purchased, are now under scrutiny by the New York attorney general's office as part of its ongoing investigation into the organization's tax-exempt status.

Speaking with WaPo, Daniel Kurtz, head of Pryor Cashman's Nonprofit + Tax-Exempt Organizations practice, said such a home purchase could...

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