[FoRK] New York attorney general reviewing request to bring action to dissolve Trump Organization

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Wed Feb 15 15:59:17 PST 2017


Lol, you think I haven't?  I'm a huge believer in forensics and forensic 
absolution.

Greg

On 2/15/2017 3:50 PM, geege schuman wrote:
> You can always donate to https://www.innocenceproject.org/
>
> On Feb 15, 2017 4:33 PM, "Gregory Alan Bolcer" <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:
>
>> Random enforcement of laws is called tyranny.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>> On 2/15/2017 1:13 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>
>>> I didn't think of that; it is quite interesting.  They fail to mention
>>> what happens to the assets of a suddenly dissolved illegal corporation.
>>> He may wish he did something about asset forfeiture reform.
>>>
>>> A) Don't lie or coverup.  B) Don't do illegal things.
>>>
>>>
>>> https://thinkprogress.org/ny-ag-trump-org-cf56a0663ada#.up7s46fy8
>>> New York attorney general reviewing request to bring action to dissolve
>>> Trump Organization
>>> An alternate legal route, when impeachment isn’t possible.
>>> Police officers walk through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York.
>>> CREDIT: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
>>>
>>> Non-profit advocacy group Free Speech for People has asked New York’s
>>> attorney general to investigate whether to file a lawsuit to revoke the
>>> charter of The Trump Organization for violating state business laws.
>>>
>>> In a letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the group and four
>>> attorneys said that the attorney general’s office has the power to
>>> revoke the corporate charter from Trump’s organization, which has
>>> violated laws that prohibit the president from receiving payments from
>>> foreign governments.
>>>
>>> Schneiderman’s press secretary Amy Spitalnick told ThinkProgress that
>>> the attorney general’s office will review the letter.
>>>
>>> In an FAQ document, Free Speech for People and attorneys Jonathan S.
>>> Abady, Andrew G. Celli, Jr., Ben T. Clements, and Fordham University
>>> School of Law Professor Jed Shugerman explain how Schneiderman could
>>> bring about a lawsuit.
>>>
>>>     “Under Section 1101 of New York’s Business Corporation Law, the
>>> attorney general can ‘bring an action for the dissolution of a
>>> corporation . . . [if] the corporation has exceeded the authority
>>> conferred upon it by law, or has violated any provision of law whereby
>>> it has forfeited its charter, or carried on, conducted or transacted its
>>> business in a persistently fraudulent or illegal manner, or by the abuse
>>> of its powers contrary to the public policy of the state has become
>>> liable to be dissolved.’
>>>
>>> As ThinkProgress reported earlier this week, it’s unlikely that the
>>> Republican Congress will impeach Trump for his violations of the
>>> Emoluments Clause. However, state attorneys general could hold Trump
>>> accountable through the legal system by filing lawsuits like the one
>>> Free Speech for People suggests.
>>>
>>> This lawsuit, known as a “Quo Warranto” proceeding, would allow a judge
>>> to determine whether the corporation is a conduit for illegal activity.
>>> Trump can be held accountable for violating the Constitution, even if
>>> Congress doesn’t care
>>>
>>> A legal breakthrough
>>> thinkprogress.org
>>>
>>> New York is the ideal venue for such a lawsuit, as The Trump
>>> Organization is incorporated in the state. If Schneiderman were to
>>> succeed, the remedies under New York law could include “revoking or
>>> dissolving the corporate charter, enjoining it from exercising the
>>> illegal activity, and/or imposing a financial penalty on the corporation.”
>>>
>>> sdw
>>>
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