The Trump Foundation is under scrutiny due to fundraising in New York without being registered under state law to do so. New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a “notice of violation” to the Donald Trump Foundation to cease soliciting donations in New York. “The Trump Foundation must immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fund-raising activities in New York,” wrote James Sheehan, the chief of the charities bureau.
Large Donations with lack of Financial Support Questioned
The New York Times had reported last month that the Trump Foundation did not show up on the charity registry on many states. “While we remain very concerned about the political motives behind A.G. Schneiderman’s investigation, the Trump Foundation nevertheless intends to cooperate fully with the investigation,” Hope Hicks, Mr. Trump’s spokeswoman, said in a statement on Monday. “Because this is an ongoing legal matter, the Trump Foundation will not comment further at this time.”
Donald Trump has declared he had made many large donations personally out of his own pocket. Mr. Schneiderman is supportive of Trump’s contender, Hillary Clinton as well as a Democrat.