ALBANY N.Y. (WRGB) – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday she has filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association. The lawsuit charges the influential pro-gun organization with illegal conduct, alleging it funneled millions of dollars away from its charitable mission.
At the center of the lawsuit, NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne Lapierre, who was born in Schenectady, and is the national face of the NRA.
The NRA is registered as a non-profit organization in New York State. In the complaint, James alleges Lapierre and three other NRA executives used millions of dollars from NRA reserves for personal use, and extravagant lifestyles.