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Florida Lobbyist Named in Lawsuit Against NRA


One of Florida's most well-known lobbyists, Marion Hammer, was named in a civil lawsuit filed last week by New York Attorney General Letitia James against the National Rifle Association. The suit alleges payments received by Hammer were handled improperly.

The complaint alleges the CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, negotiated to raise Hammer's salary by nearly $100,000 without approval from the NRA President or Vice President. Hammer receives additional grants that the NRA pays to the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, amounting to around $400,000.

The lawsuit also alleged the NRA's audit committee has no records of reviewing the to Hammer payments for conflicts of interest.

Hammer served as the first female President of the NRA from 1995 to 1998, but the complaint mentions nothing from this period of time.

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