A federal judge in Texas has rejected a National Rifle Association petition, ordering that the release of the head of the free movement be made to avoid prosecution from the New York attorney general.
Judge Harlin Hale ruled in his favor that the bankruptcy case had not been obtained “in good faith”, both because he had been charged with felony criminal mischief and because he had been charged with felony criminal mischief.
The NRA Bankruptcy, which was signed late Friday in January, surprised observers, as there were few financial problems at the firearms depot, led by Wayne LaPierre, their chief executive and vice president.
It came months after Letitia James, a senior New York attorney general, filed a lawsuit against the NRA in a federal court, seeking an injunction. The government said the firearms depot was used as my piggy bank and its leadership, including LaPierre.
During the Chapter 11 appeal, LaPierre wrote a public letter: “The plan can be summarized: We are in DUMPING New York, and are in the process of integrating the NRA into Texas.” LaPierre later realized that the NRA was “as strong an economy as we have been for many years”.
James asked the banking court to dismiss the case. Some of those affected by the NRA require that a test taker or partner be selected.
In an 11-day trial in a bankruptcy court in Texas to decide whether to withdraw the petition, much of the NRA and LaPierre businesses were exposed, some of which the court described as “nonsense”.
Hale wrote that he was concerned that the bankruptcy registration was made by LaPierre without question or knowledge of other NRA leaders.
He wrote that “apart from the large number of people making the decision on bankruptcy, including the majority of the board of directors, chief financial officer, and attorney general, it is surprising”.
Hale acknowledged in his ruling that the group was “healthy” and that those who paid off debts should be returned immediately outside the courts.
James wrote on Twitter Tuesday afternoon that he will continue to pursue the NRA in state court: “A NRA it should not dictate whether it will answer as to where it is due to its actions. . . No one is above the law. ”
“Given the misconceptions that have arisen since then, one has to wonder what the NRA was thinking about the world and the solution to bankruptcy,” said Adam Levitin, a Georgetown law professor who followed the case.
He added: “This is to say, the solution – removal without discrimination – is the worst.
“LaPierre is still looking into the NRA, which he would not have done if the court had not dealt with the case, but to appoint a trustee.”