ADLF Files Criminal Complaint For Trump Organization’s Misuse of Presidential Seal on Golf Course Equipment
Today, the American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a request for a criminal investigation with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Trump Organization’s use of the presidential seal on private golf course equipment, which implies sponsorship or approval by the federal government.
According to Propublica and several other news reports, the Trump Organization has ordered new tee markers for their golf courses that are emblazoned with the seal of the president of the United States. Under federal law, however, the seal’s use is permitted only for official government business. Use of the seal otherwise can lead to criminal charges and is punishable by up to six months in prison.
“President Trump and his personal business are violating the law and exploiting the highest office in our government for personal profit,” said ADLF’s Brad Woodhouse. “The Department of Justice must immediately investigate this flagrant violation of the law and hold those responsible accountable. The presidential seal is not a trophy for Trump and his cronies to use to make a quick buck.”
Read the full complaint here.