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Sources: New York attorney general looking at NBPA report on union finances and governance

Sources: New York attorney general looking at NBPA report on union finances and governance

While National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter plans to continue implementing some of the recommendations made last week by the Paul, Weiss firm in its scathing, 469-page report on union finances and governance, CBSSports.com has learned that another legal challenge may be brewing.

The New York State Attorney General’s office is aware of the report’s findings and is examining whether action may be necessary regarding Hunter’s oversight of the NBPA’s charitable foundation, law enforcement sources said.

The report found the union’s foundation never held elections for board members or for an executive director and did not hold or keep records of regular meetings, in violation of its bylaws. Also, the report found the foundation often made charitable donations at Hunter’s sole discretion, and in some cases, those donations went to charities with which he was personally involved.

While Paul, Weiss investigators found no evidence that Hunter misappropriated foundation funds, the foundation is subject to New York state non-profit law and is under the jurisdiction of the state attorney general.

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