NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun advocacy organization to proceed. Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen said allegations of NRA officials misspending on personal trips, no-show contracts and other questionable expenditures can be addressed by other remedies, such as fines and remuneration, and do not warrant the “corporate death penalty” that Attorney General Letitia James had sought.
Photo: FILE – Protestors gather at a vigil for recent victims of gun violence outside the National Rifle Association’s headquarters building in Fairfax, Va., Aug. 5, 2019. A judge has rejected an effort by New York Attorney General Letitia James to put the National Rifle Association (NRA) out of business, but will allow her to proceed with lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the NRA. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)