Sauce for the gander?
Also from the WSJ - Where the money wentDonald Trump spent $258,000 from his charity to settle business fines and lawsuits, according to a report Tuesday.
...In one example, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club owed $120,000 in unpaid fines in 2007 over a flagpole dispute with the town of Palm Beach. In a settlement, town officials agreed to waive the fine for a $100,000 donation to a veterans charity.
Banks were fined $11 billion in civil penalties - most went to the Treasury.The money (from bank fines) . . .went to a variety of destinations, including homeowners, the Justice Department and seven states.
- Banks can get credit for ... donating to housing counselors and community development groups.
Congress spent the money from the Treasury.
Congress does not track where the bank settlement money went.
the DoJ could keep as much as 3% and does not disclose where the money went.