The New York attorney general's office on Monday ordered Donald Trump's charitable foundation to stop raising money in the state because it does not have the proper certification.
The cease and desist order obtained by NBC News also asks the Donald J. Trump Foundation to send any delinquent financial reports to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office within 15 days. It is dated Sept. 30.
Schneiderman's office opened a probe into the Republican presidential candidate's foundation last month as multiple Washington Post reports raised questions about how it used its funds. The newspaper first reported that the foundation, which has raised money from donors outside the Trump family for years, did not have the certification to do so. It also found that Trump used the foundation's money to settle legal issues for his for-profit businesses and to buy paintings of himself.
"When evidence of clear misconduct is brought to our attention, we take action," an attorney general's office spokesman told NBC News.