Three board members of the resigned Thursday amid continued legal battles and infighting that has shaken the gun-rights group.
Board members Esther Schneider, Sean Maloney and Timothy Knight all resigned after asking for basic transparency into shady spending by chief executive Wayne LaPierre and other financial mismanagement in the group.
“Instead, we have been stonewalled, accused of disloyalty, stripped of committee assignments and denied effective counsel necessary to properly discharge our responsibilities as Board members,” the three .
Part of the group’s financial irresponsibility lies with LaPierre, who billed the group’s ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, for more than half a million dollars over the years, . His purchases included a $39,000 shopping spree at a Beverly Hills store.