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Report: NRA Has Been Directing Money to Board Members Who Oversee Its Spending

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A quarter of the members of the National Rifle Association’s remarkably large board have received some form of payment from the organization in recent years, the Washington Post reported Sunday night.

The high number of financial transactions, while not necessarily illegal or a violation of the NRA’s ethics rules, raise further questions about the oversight by the 76-member board, which is in charge of the organization’s spending. The NRA has faced separate allegations of financial misconduct and is facing an investigation by the New York attorney general, who could strip the organization of its tax-exempt status if it is found to have violated the rules of nonprofit finances, potentially crippling the powerful organization reliant on funds from wealthy donors.

The Post reviewed tax filings, state charitable reports, and NRA correspondence and found that 18 of the board members, who have no term limits, collected some payment from the NRA in the past three years. The payments were for as much as $3 million and for........

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