AG Racine Announces Victories in Three Nonprofit Enforcement Lawsuits, Including Against DC Nonprofit Public Media Lab, That Will Redirect Over $400K to Local Organizations

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced victories in three lawsuits filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to stop misuse of nonprofit funds, including the resolution of lawsuits against Public Media Lab (PML) and Pavilion USA 2020, Inc., which will return over $400,000 in misused funds to District nonprofits. In a third case, a judge ruled that a fraternity, Delta Phi Epsilon, its associated foundation, and its long-standing director illegally diverted nonprofit funds for personal benefit.  

AG Racine Claws Back $750K in Misspent Nonprofit Funds From Trump Organization & Presidential Inaugural Committee

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Trump Organization and Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be required to pay $750,000 to the District to resolve allegations that the PIC, the Trump International Hotel, and the Trump Organization illegally misused nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family. Those funds will then be redirected to two nonpartisan nonprofit organizations – Mikva Challenge DC and DC Action – that promote civic engagement of youth in the District.

AG Racine Sues Officer of Two Nonprofits for Abusing His Authority for Decades & Diverting Charitable Funds for Personal Benefit

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced he filed a complaint against two District nonprofit entities and a long-standing officer and director of those entities for disregarding the nonprofits’ governing requirements and diverting nonprofit funds for the officer’s personal benefit, instead of using those funds to further the nonprofits’ purpose of supporting education in the foreign services.