The Washington Post reported that Trump did not make good on his promise to personally donate $1 million until May 24 — five months after the fundraiser.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks did not respond to a message seeking comment.
DeWine examined a six-year period, from Jan. 1, 2006, to May 31, 2012, for his 2013 investigation. AMVETS posts with satellite career centers made $50.28 million in net profit from the sale of instant bingo tickets during that time, and was allowed to use 75 percent of it, or $37.7 million, for any post purpose.
It was the other 25 percent that drifted outside the law. In 2003 Ohio cracked down on illegal storefront bingo parlors and tightened up rules for bingo operations at veterans’ organizations.
DeWine found that the AMVETS career centers were used to retain all of the bingo proceeds. On paper, the centers operated as a charity within AMVETS. State investigators found that the AMVETS career centers were largely idle or inoperable computer stations in AMVETS locations, and the money to fund them was on paper only.