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New York Jury Finds NRA Head Wayne Pierre Liable, Must Pay $4.3 Million in Damages

•, By Caden Pearson

The verdict concludes a trial in the civil lawsuit brought by the Democratic Attorney General Letitia James of New York, accusing Mr. LaPierre of questionable financial practices during his tenure from 2014 to 2022.

The jury found that Mr. LaPierre violated his fiduciary duties, causing $5.4 million in damages to the NRA.

Notably, they recognized that he had repaid just over $1 million to the charity, which reduced the net damages.

In addition to the financial penalty, the jury determined that Mr. LaPierre should be removed from his position as executive vice president of the gun rights group.

The Manhattan jury found that Mr. LaPierre had misused millions of dollars from the organization's funds to make personal luxury purchases over a span of 30 years.

The jury did not find Mr. LaPierre liable for breaking laws against self-dealing regarding a post-employment contract with the NRA, valued at over $17 million. They found that the arrangement had been properly approved in advance by the NRA board.

Despite Mr. LaPierre's recent resignation, the judge will now decide whether to permanently bar him from any future leadership roles within the NRA in an upcoming bench trial.

Jury deliberations in the case began on Feb. 16.

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