NRA reportedly directed money to 18 board members over the last 3 years

The National Rifle Association has directed money over the last few years to 18 people on its 76-member board of directors, the group charged with overseeing the organization's finances, The Washington Post reports.

The Post looked over the NRA's last three years of tax filings and state charitable reports, as well as NRA correspondence. The newspaper found that payments came from the NRA, NRA Foundation, or vendors, and included $50,000 to musician Ted Nugent for appearances; $610,000 for consulting and lobbying to lobbyist Marion Hammer; $400,000 to former NFL player Dave Butz for consulting; and $3.1 million to firearms executive Pete Brownwell for products; Butz and Brownwell are no longer on the board.

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