Arkansas AG announces settlement with charity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed against the New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation.

McDaniel said Tuesday that the NPDF agreed to pay $120,000 restitution to consumers and to stop professional fundraising activities in Arkansas.

A phone call to the foundation was not immediately returned.

McDaniel filed the lawsuit in July 2013 alleging that the NPDF misled Arkansas donors into believing their contributions benefited Arkansas emergency responders. McDaniel says the foundation hired another company to solicit donations and that about $231,000 was raised with just $500 going to charity.

McDaniel says the company hired for the solicitation was paid more than $171,000 for its services.

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