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Donald Trump to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General civil lawsuit against Trump Foundation and his children

Posted November 7, 2019 1:03 p.m. EST

— A judge ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to a collection of non-profit organizations as part of a settlement with the New York state attorney general's office to resolve a civil lawsuit that alleged "persistent" violations of charities law that included unlawful coordination with the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, according to a court filing Thursday.

Filed in June 2018, the lawsuit alleged that the President and his three eldest children -- Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- violated federal and state campaign finance laws and abused the Donald J. Trump Foundation's tax-exempt status. According to the lawsuit, the Trumps allowed the foundation to be used "as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests."

The settlement comes in the wake of an agreement by the foundation in December to dissolve under judicial supervision.

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