Attorney General Schwalb Forces NRA Foundation Reform After NRA Used Charitable Donations Without Oversight

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a resolution in the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) lawsuit against the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the NRA Foundation for misusing nonprofit funds and other violations of the District’s Nonprofit Corporation Act (NCA). The terms of the settlement require thorough oversight and extensive operational changes to ensure that the Foundation operates independently from the NRA and fully complies with District nonprofit laws.

Improving Public Safety with a New Grant Program

At the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we recognize that along with policing and prosecution, prevention work is a key component of any comprehensive public safety strategy to help make the District safer now and in the future.

Attorney General Schwalb Releases 2023 Impact Report lauren.massey

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today released a 2023 Impact Report detailing how over the past year, The Office of the Attorney General has delivered for District residents, securing $610 million in total savings and benefits – over four times its annual budget.

Attorney General Schwalb Sues Nonprofit’s Former Treasurer for Illegally Using Organization Funds for Personal Enrichment

 Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today filed a lawsuit against Robynn Chandler-Mitchell, the former Treasurer and board member of the nonprofit Parents Organized for the Power of Powell School (POPPS), the parent-teacher organization created to support the teachers, students, and staff of Powell Elementary School, a District public school in Ward 4.  The lawsuit alleges that Chandler-Mitchell abused her leadership role with the organization by spending POPPS’ funds that had been raised by the Powell community on personal expenses such as car payments and groceries, and at shoe stores, restaurants, and nail salons, in violation of the District’s Nonprofit Corporation Act (NCA).

Ushering in 2024 at OAG

Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe that January is already drawing to a close. Here at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we hit the ground running, kicking off the year with a new public safety grant program and a series of successful wage theft and consumer protection cases that put hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the pockets of District residents. As always, I continued this month spending time at community events and forums throughout the city, hearing directly from District residents. Thank you for making your voices heard – your concerns and ideas for the District directly inform our work here at OAG.

Attorney General Schwalb Resolves Three Cases Involving Violations of DC Nonprofit Laws

 Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the successful resolution of three separate enforcement actions that will safeguard nonprofit assets and ensure DC nonprofits comply with the law. To resolve allegations of nonprofit violations related to an illegal liquor sales scheme, the Fraternal Order of Police, Jerrard F. Young Lodge #1, will be required to implement extensive new financial compliance measures and appropriately train its personnel. To resolve allegations related to unauthorized use of nonprofit funds, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association must adopt new compliance measures to ensure that nonprofit funds are not improperly diverted. Finally, to resolve allegations of misusing nonprofit funds for personal gain, Terrence Boyle—a former officer and director of the Delta Phi Epsilon, Inc. and the Delta Phi Epsilon Foundation for Foreign Service Education—must pay $100,000 in restitution and is permanently banned from participating in the governance of either organization.

Public Hearing: Providence Hospital Sale

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is reviewing the sale of the Providence Hospital site (1150 Varnum Street NE) to a for-profit entity and is holding a public hearing to receive stakeholder and resident input.

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.