President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has been fined $4.3 million by a U.S. federal court for failing to report its donations to charity.
The charity, called the Donald J. Trump Foundation, was first flagged by the U.N. Human Rights Council in March 2016 for failing “to comply with its obligations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” a U,S.
official told ABC News.
The foundation’s charitable arm, the Donald Trump Foundation International, is currently under a criminal investigation by the Justice Department.
The Justice Department said it was notifying the Trump Foundation and the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., of the fine.
The complaint filed Tuesday by the department charged that the foundation failed to report $500,000 in gifts from foreign governments and other foreign entities between 2015 and 2017.
Trump Jr. has said the gifts were for his father’s personal use.
Trump Foundation’s charitable activitiesThe Trump Foundation is one of many charities the Trump family has used to benefit the president.
In recent years, the Trump’s foundation has donated $100 million to organizations and organizations associated with the president and his family, according to its IRS filing.
Trump, who was elected in November, has said he will continue to support charities that help people in need, despite the potential legal consequences for violating U.L.C.A.s laws.