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Trump must pay $2 million over alleged 'illegal conduct' at his charity, judge says

A judge has ordered President Trump to pay $2 million over his alleged misuse of his charitable foundation.

New York's attorney general in June 2018 sued Trump, accusing him and three of his children of "persistently illegal conduct" at the nonprofit Donald J. Trump Foundation, which allegedly coordinated unlawfully with his 2016 presidential campaign and which the attorney general said was "little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality," The Washington Post reports.

At the time, New York's attorney general asked a state judge to dissolve the foundation, which the charity agreed to last year. Now, a judge has ordered Trump to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations in a settlement, CNN reports.

When the lawsuit was originally announced in 2018, Trump slammed the "sleazy New York Democrats" who brought it and promised, "I won't settle this case!"