The Wall Street Journal: WWE inner examine finds ex-CEO Vince McMahon gave $5 million to Trump’s charity

Contributions totaling $5 million to Donald Trump’s gift in 2007 and 2009 were among $19.6 million in unrecorded association expenses Vince McMahon paid out before he stepped down from World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. amid bungle allegations, an inner house review found.

In bonds filings this month, WWE

 said that a roughly $20 million that came out of McMahon’s slot should have been disclosed, since a exchange benefited a association he ran. While a bulk of a payments went to women who indicted McMahon and another WWE executive of passionate misconduct, a association pronounced in a filings that a $5 million was separate to such allegations though didn’t state a purpose.

People informed with a house review pronounced a $5 million represented free donations to a now-dissolved Donald J. Trump Foundation in a same dual years that a then-real-estate developer done appearances during WWE televised events.

McMahon late as authority and CEO last month, finale his four-decade reign as a conduct of a association that he and his wife, Linda McMahon, built into wrestling’s biggest business.

An profession for WWE pronounced a payments to Trump should have been requisitioned as business losses since McMahon was a principal shareholder and a payments benefited a company. He declined to contend because a payments benefited WWE.

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