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Trump Foundation ordered to cease fundraising in New York


New York's attorney general has ordered the Trump Foundation to stop fundraising in New York state because it is not properly registered to do so.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office sent the Trump Foundation a "Notice of Violation" dated Friday and released publicly Monday, instructing the organization to "immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fundraising activity in New York."

The Trump Foundation lacked the proper registration for groups that raise more than $25,000 in the state, the letter said.

The foundation has become a major political headache for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, following reports it sent an illegal $250,000 donation to a Florida political group and spent funds on unusual items, like portraits of Trump.

The notice says the Trump Foundation has 15 days to file the appropriate paperwork under state law.

A Trump spokeswoman expressed concern that Schneiderman, a Democrat, may be pressing the issue for partisan reasons.

"While we remain very concerned about the political motives behind AG Schneiderman's investigation, the Trump Foundation nevertheless intends to cooperate fully with the investigation," Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. "Because this is an ongoing legal matter, the Trump Foundation will not comment further at this time."

The "notice of violation" was sent to a Washington lawyer, Sheri Dillon of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
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