Rep. Asks Ad Firm To Cede Docs For NRA Tax-Exempt Inquiry

Law360 (August 22, 2019, 5:44 PM EDT) -- An Illinois congressman has asked the National Rifle Association's former advertising agency Ackerman McQueen to provide documents to review the NRA’s tax-exempt status following media reports detailing examples of alleged self-dealing and deceptive billing practices.

Rep. Brad Schneider, a Democrat and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, sent a letter Tuesday asking Ackerman McQueen CEO Revan McQueen to provide documents drafted or sent to former NRA President Oliver North relating to allegations of misconduct and the organization’s tax-exempt status.

“The American public deserves to know whether tax-exempt organizations are operating according to their intended social welfare purpose, and...

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