DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced in a statement that his lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, the Trump International Hotel, and the Trump Organization for the alleged misuse of $1.1 million will go to trial this September.
“No one is above the law, and we’re now going to trial to hold Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee accountable for illegally using nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family,” Racine said. “My office is committed to standing up against corruption and abuses of public trust. That’s why we investigate, and, when the facts reveal flagrant violations of law, we sue. We look forward to proving our case in court. Cheaters should never prosper.”
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) filed the lawsuit two years ago, asserting that Trump’s presidential inaugural committee misused nonprofit funds, which unlawfully enriched the Trump family.
Looking forward to September 26, when we will prove our case in court.
No one is above the law, and no one should be able to get away with illegally using nonprofit funds for their own benefit, including the Trump family. https://t.co/K8auh1f0fO
— AG Karl A. Racine (@AGKarlRacine) February 20, 2022
The trial is scheduled to start on September 26, 2022, the court ordered on Thursday, February 17.
According to the lawsuit, the funds were used to make an “unjustified payment” of more than $1 million to the Trump Hotel.
Among the accusations are the committee’s use of the charitable funds to throw a private party for Trump’s family, including the payment of around $300,000 to the Trump Hotel for a private party for the President’s children.
Racine’s office also found evidence that the committee used the funds to pay a $50,000 private debt owed by the Trump Organization.