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Trump pays penalty to IRS after illegal contribution to Bondi's reelection

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After making an illegal contribution to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s reelection Donald Trump paid a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Post reports.

Back in 2013, as Bondi’s campaign was gearing up, the Trump Foundation gave $25,000 to a political committee she controls called And Justice for All.

Bondi was considering whether to investigate complaints that Trump University had duped unsuspecting consumers at the time. Her office did not pursue an investigation.

But this year, new questions were raised about the contribution: Because the Trump Foundation is a non-profit, it can’t contribute to political committees.

That’s why Trump paid a $2,500 penalty to the IRS.

The Trump campaign did not respond to Times/Herald requests for comment.

But the Post reports that according to Jeffrey McConney, senior vice president and controller at the Trump Organization, Trump reimbursed the Foundation and paid the $2,500 penalty personally.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:25pm]

    

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