A New York court ordered US President Trump to pay $ 2 million for misappropriation of charity funds to further his political and business interests.
According to the British Broadcasting Agency, a New York court ordered Trump to pay $ 2 million to Trump over allegations of misappropriation of charity funds during a political campaign in 2016.
US President Trump’s Foundation was shut down in 2018, alleging he was misappropriating funds for Trump’s interests.
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New York State Judge Saliann Scarpulla said that $ 2 million to be paid by Trump and the money should be given to 8 charities with whom he doesn’t have any relationship.
The judge said that Trump personally confessed that he misused the Trump Foundation’s funds.
In response to a court ruling, Trump said in a statement released on Twitter that every amount of the funds went to the charity, I’m the only person in history to donate $ 19 million to the charity.
Trump also described the allegations as a political attack in New York, and also accused the New York attorney general of intentionally doing his part in the case for political purposes.
The US president added that the case had been resolved and he was happy to donate $ 2 million to the Army Emergency Relief.