For a more toxic views see:
- NRA chief Wayne LaPierre resigns days before civil corruption trial – ABC News
- NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre to Step Down Before Civil Corruption Trial (Walls Street Journal via msn.com)
- NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre steps down amid corruption charges (Politico via msn.com)
- NRA Executive Wayne LaPierre survived years of criticism. Now he’s stepping down. (USA Today via msn.com)
From the Wall Street Journal article:
LaPierre and the NRA have said the group has embarked on a major “course correction” by terminating certain vendors, promoting a whistleblower to its top financial job and eliminating virtually all related-party transactions with board members. Since the New York investigation began, LaPierre has repaid the NRA nearly $1 million for some of the private-jet flights, gifts and other “excess benefits” he received, legal filings show.
It is probably was far short of the compensation he and many others should have given but it is worth something. Perhaps the organization can rebuild itself with a better focus on the important principles.
Via text from Mike B.:
Rats leaving the burning ship?