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    Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Leaked documents show more than $500,000 in alleged spending by NRA CEO

    Wayne LaPierre expensed $39,000 in clothes in one day plus $18,300 for a car and driver.


    National Rifle Asso. CEO Wayne LaPierre.

    5/11/19
    Documents published online reportedly show more than $542,000 that the National Rifle Association's (NRA) public relations firm alleges the organization's CEO, Wayne LaPierre, billed to it, including $39,000 for shopping at a clothing store in one day, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe, and $13,800 in rent payments for an intern. The anonymously posted expense reports are seemingly genuine, a source familiar with the original documents told The Wall Street Journal. The expenses also allegedly include more than $200,000 in “Air Transportation” costs in less than a month, partially connected to a Christmastime Bahamas visit by LaPierre, the Journal reported. The documents include letters that the PR firm, Ackerman McQueen, reportedly wrote to LaPierre. “We need to address your wardrobe you required us to provide, specifically purchases at the Zegna store in Beverly Hills, CA,” one letter reportedly said, including an attached list of expenses from 2004 to 2017 worth $274,695.03.

    The letters were published as the gun rights organization faces both internal strife and external inquiries. Last month, then-NRA President Oliver North announced he was leaving the group after The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported problems between him and LaPierre. The newspapers uncovered a letter LaPierre reportedly wrote to the NRA's board accusing North of extorting him over financial wrongdoing allegations. New York's attorney general last month launched an investigation into the NRA's tax-exempt status. Senate Democrats have also sent letters to North, LaPierre and Ackerman McQueen CEO Revan McQueen requesting documents related to "financial impropriety" reportedly alleged by North.
    The NRA's Wayne LaPierre is living like a Russian oligarch .... and on your membership dime folks, even though the organization is drowning in legal fees......

    Related: Leaked NRA Documents Reveal Gun Group Drowning In Legal Fees


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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Pathetic that someone leaked documents and a pathetic way to attack the NRA.
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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Rightwing rank-and-file donors seem eminently bilk-able. Magnets for grifters.

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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Leaked documents show more than $500,000 in alleged spending by NRA CEO

    Wayne LaPierre expensed $39,000 in clothes in one day plus $18,300 for a car and driver.


    National Rifle Asso. CEO Wayne LaPierre.



    The NRA's Wayne LaPierre is living like a Russian oligarch .... and on your membership dime folks, even though the organization is drowning in legal fees......

    Related: Leaked NRA Documents Reveal Gun Group Drowning In Legal Fees
    Its just like the preachers. Just keep giving them money. Suckers!!
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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Pathetic that someone leaked documents and a pathetic way to attack the NRA.
    Pathetic that you excuse inexcusable behavior, but not at all surprising.








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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Pathetic that you excuse inexcusable behavior, but not at all surprising.
    WTH should I care? Not a member and it's not tax funded.



    My 2nd amend. rights are not given by NRA but, by my Creator. My right to self defense will not tip either way because of how much the NRA spends or how much traitors bitch.
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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    This is just the nature of aristocracy and greed, Wayne LaPierre has made an awful lot of money by frightening people with rhetoric in combination with questionable financial dealings on the side.

    Between all these shenanigans with the NRA's ad agency Ackerman McQueen and these legal bills stacking up, the NRA will throw the bill at their membership with renewed rounds of scare tactics fundraising much to the benefit of the few.

    Oh wait... they are already doing that.
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    LaPierre is a pig at the trough.
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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    WTH should I care? Not a member and it's not tax funded.



    My 2nd amend. rights are not given by NRA but, by my Creator. My right to self defense will not tip either way because of how much the NRA spends or how much traitors bitch.
    Wrong. The Constitution gives you the right to own a firearm.








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    Re: Wayne LaPierre spending spree

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    Rightwing rank-and-file donors seem eminently bilk-able. Magnets for grifters.
    Yup, all them ammosexual patriots just gave their money so it could be spent on fancy suits and hotel rooms.

    Suckers!

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