From AR-15.com comes a discovery: back in 2014, Wayne LaPierre filed papers to dissolve a Virginia corporation, Behavioral Projects, Inc, and earlier known as Election Systems, Inc. Two years earlier, Susan LaPierre dissolved a corporation known as Outdoor Marketing and Adventures, Inc. The first was created in 1987 and the other in 2004.
I checked with a board of directors “old timer,” and his memory was that the two companies had been NRA vendors back 20-25 years ago. Given their original names, Election Systems Inc. and Outdoor Marketing and Adventures, Inc., that would seem likely. If your company is looking to bill someone in the DC area involved in politics and outdoors sports, the answer is obvious.
NRA invoices from companies with those names would not arouse suspicion, if the treasurer Woody Phillips, who likely was steering money to his own accounts, ordered the bills paid. The firms had a high-price accountant, and of course you wouldn’t hire an accountant if the companies weren’t making money from somewhere.