"As part of this investigation, the Attorney General has issued allegations," a spokesman for New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement to CNN. "We will not comment at this time."
The speaker would not confirm what the investigation was about.
The Everytown for Gun Safety WAT said, however, that they had filed a complaint about the NRA's tax-exempt status with the IRS.
" With the recent credible claims of over-billing and personal enrichment by insiders, it's encouraging that the New York Attorney General is investigating the NRA, and we're calling on other states and federal agencies to do likewise, "said John Feinblatt. President of Everytown for Gun Safety.
The Journal said investigators in New York were suspected of having financial sanctions Investigate misconduct as it was recently in internal litigation North had put forward.
New York Attorney General's Investigation Centers "Related party transactions between NRAs and their directors, unauthorized political activity, and potentially false or misleading statements in the regulatory filings," said a person familiar with the language used in the order, opposite the magazine.
"The NRA will fully cooperate in any investigation of its finances," said William A. Brewer III, Partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and advised the NRA in a statement to CNN. "The NRA is prepared and fully relies on its accounting practice and commitment to good governance."
North sent its own letter to the board, telling them that it was forming a crisis committee to look at the NRA's finances.
Previously, he accused LaPierre of charging over $ 200,000 in clothing purchases. According to the magazine
North called another seller, including excessive travel expenses charged to a seller, as well as allegations of sexual assault Harassment of a senior official of the NRA, the Journal reported, citing persons who were familiar with the matter.
The dispute between LaPierre and North was partly due to the NRA's relationship with its contracted advertising agency Ackerman McQueen Inc., the Journal noted.
Eli Watkins and Kate Sullivan of CNN contributed to this report.