As the New York attorney general presses forward with a lawsuit against several members of the Trump family over alleged criminal conduct regarding President Donald Trump’s charity, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, Ivanka Trump faces the possibility of being barred from serving in a leadership capacity at any New York nonprofit for one year, according to court documents.
Ivanka sat on the foundation’s board from 2006 until taking an unpaid position within her father’s administration in January 2017.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were official board members as well and are also named in the lawsuit.
The suit could potentially impact her other charitable work, including support for a fund she created to support economic empowerment for women and girls. Ivanka also helped create the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative in the World Bank, which is sometime referred to as the “Ivanka Fund.”
The lawsuit, which takes Trump’s three eldest children to task for their failure to hold him accountable regarding his spending habits, alleges a “pattern of persistent illegal conduct, occurring over more than a decade.”
“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality,” Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a statement. “This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”