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Trump Foundation stops soliciting donations in New York state


Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has stopped soliciting donations in New York following a recent order from the state’s attorney general, according to a new report.

The Donald J. Trump Foundation also requested and was granted an extension for filing its financial paperwork in the state, The New York Times reported Monday.

{mosads}A spokesman for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Monday confirmed the foundation had complied with a recent order to stop soliciting donations in New York.

Eric Soufer said the charity’s paperwork extension includes audits of its financial activities.

The move comes after reports last month that the foundation lacked the proper certification for soliciting money from outside donors.

New York law requires any charity that raises more than $25,000 a year from the public to have a specific registration. Such groups must also undergo annual audits.

Schneiderman’s office ordered the foundation to cease its fundraising in the Empire State earlier this month.

“The Trump Foundation must immediately cease soliciting contributions or engaging in any other fundraising activities in New York,” James Sheehan, head of the state attorney general’s charities bureau, wrote in a notice sent Sept. 30.

Schneiderman’s office ordered the foundation to supply the state within 15 days with all the legal paperwork required of charities that solicit money from the public.

It also mandated that the foundation provide all financial audit reports required in previous years.

The Trump campaign earlier this month questioned Schneiderman’s motives, noting that the attorney general supports Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“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,” campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement on Oct. 3.

Trump has been surrounded by questions about the foundation’s activities, including allegations the charity was used to pay personal expenses.

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