Donald Trump used $258,000 from the Trump Foundation to settle lawsuits involving the Republican presidential candidate's for-profit businesses, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The report cites a several interviews and a review of legal documents.
The Trump Foundation has come under fire in recent weeks. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced he is investigating the foundation after a separate Washington Post story citing the foundation's unusual spending practices.
The Trump Foundation also had to pay a $2,500 fine to the Internal Revenue Service in 2013 for making a political donation to support Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, according to the New York Times.
According to the Washington Post report, Trump settled lawsuits by making donations, which then were made from the foundation.