Feds Move To Seize $7 Million Condo In Trump Building

The Daily Beast reports:

U.S. authorities have targeted an apartment in a Donald Trump-branded luxury Manhattan tower, where they are looking to seize a $7 million unit prosecutors say was illicitly obtained by one of Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso’s children.

A forfeiture complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court and obtained by The Daily Beast says the action “concerns the misappropriation, theft, or embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars from the Congolese treasury, some of which was used for the purchase of a luxury apartment in the Southern District of New York for the use of President Nguesso’s daughter.”

“That property is Unit 32G in the Trump International Hotel & Tower at 1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023,” the complaint states. Sassou-Nguesso, who has been described as a breathtakingly corrupt kleptocrat, has held power in Congo, almost uninterrupted, since 1979.

Read the full article. As the piece goes on to note, notoriously shady persons have long laundered stolen funds by buying Trump properties, including multiple Russian oligarchs, Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, and organized crime figures. In the case reported today, the Trump Organization allegedly looked the other way when warned about the purchase.