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Trump ordered to pay two million dollars over charitable foundation 'misuse'

The judge also approved an agreement to close the Trump Foundation and distribute the remaining funds to other charities.

A JUDGE HAS ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million (€1.8m) to settle a lawsuit alleging he misused his charitable foundation to further his political and business interests.

New York judge Saliann Scarpulla also signed off on an agreement to close the Trump Foundation and distribute about $1.7 million in remaining funds to other nonprofit groups.

A request for comment was emailed to Trump’s lawyer.

New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit last year alleging Trump and his family illegally operated the foundation as an extension of his businesses and his presidential campaign.

New York attorney general Letitia James had been seeking about $2.8 million in restitution from the president. Scarpulla cut that amount to $2 million.

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