PANAMA: Police Force Trump Org To Abandon Hotel

The Guardian reports:

Executives with Donald Trump’s family hotel business have abandoned the management offices of a luxury hotel in Panama that has been the scene of a tense, 12-day standoff over a business dispute with the hotel’s owners. Trump’s security guards also left the property.

The action took place as a Panamanian judicial official and armed police escorted into the offices the owner of most of the units of the 70-storey, Trump-branded hotel in Panama City.

The legal dispute involving Trump’s company was expected to continue, but Monday’s developments meant that Trump had effectively surrendered physical control of the property. Though the owners tried to fire Trump’s company last year, the Trump Organization had disputed the termination as legally invalid – and refused to hand over the property.