Tag Archives: Trump Organization

Trump Claims Trump Organization Doesn’t Legally Exist

The Insider reports: Donald Trump, his real-estate company and his three eldest children have filed an extraordinary, nose-thumbing response to the $250 million fraud lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James in September, stating that “Trump Organization” is branding shorthand — not a legal entity — so it can’t be sued. “To the extent a response is required, …

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Trump Withdraws Frivolous Suit Against New York AG

ABC News reports: Less than a day after receiving a warning from a federal judge, former President Donald Trump has withdrawn his lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James. The withdrawal came in a brief document filed Friday morning with U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, who late Thursday warned Trump’s legal team that the lawsuit appeared to verge on …

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Trump Organization Fined Maximum $1.6M In NY Case

The New York Times reports: Former president Donald J. Trump’s family real estate business was ordered on Friday to pay a $1.6 million criminal penalty for its conviction on tax fraud and other charges, a stinging rebuke and the maximum possible punishment. The sentence, handed down by a judge in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, caps a lengthy legal ordeal …

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Former Trump Org CFO Sentenced To Five Months

Forbes reports: Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, was sentenced to five months in state prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal tax fraud for evading taxes for years by taking gifts and other off-the-books compensation from former President Donald Trump’s family business. Weisselberg, who was taken into custody on Tuesday immediately after being sentenced, is …

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Manhattan Jury Finds Trump Org Guilty Of All Charges

Forbes reports: The Trump Organization has been found guilty of criminal tax fraud, a jury declared Tuesday, after prosecutors accused former President Donald Trump’s company of evading taxes by paying executives through gifts and off-the-books compensation. Trump was not directly charged in the case, but prosecutors tried to implicate him in the scheme at trial by providing evidence that showed …

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Judge Rants At Trump Org Lawyers For Shady Motions

CNN reports: Judge Juan Merchan reprimanded lawyers for the Trump Corporation for filing motions and new exhibits late Sunday night that they want to introduce Monday morning when they question Mazars accountant Donald Bender, telling them he will no longer accept any motions from the attorneys. Defense attorneys had submitted 18 exhibits to the prosecution around midnight. “It’s inconsiderate at …

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Trump To Testify In NY AG’s Trump Org Fraud Lawsuit

The Insider reports: Donald Trump will personally take the stand in Manhattan next year to defend his real-estate and golf-resort empire from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million fraud lawsuit, which seeks to bar his family from doing business in the state. The revelation came on Tuesday as lawyers for Trump and the attorney general’s office clashed heatedly …

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DOJ To Announce Special Counsel For Trump Probes

The New York Times reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland will announce on Friday that he is appointing a special counsel to take over two major criminal investigations involving former President Donald J. Trump, including his role in events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and his handling of sensitive government documents. The announcement, which a senior …

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Former Trump Org CFO: I Kept Two Sets Of Books

The New York Daily News reports: Allen Weisselberg, former chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, testified Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court that he kept a handwritten list detailing the brazen tax fraud he committed in his top drawer at Trump Tower. During his first full day on the witness stand, the convicted 75-year-old talked about keeping two sets of …

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Trump Signs New Deal With Saudi Real Estate Outfit

The New York Times reports: The Trump family has struck a deal with a Saudi-based real estate company to license its name to a housing and golf complex that will be built in Oman, renewing a swirl of questions about former President Donald J. Trump’s mixing of politics and business just as he appears poised to announce a third presidential …

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Trump Appeals Order For Trump Org Assets Monitor

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump appealed a judge’s decision to have an independent monitor review many of his company’s business activities until New York Attorney General Letitia James’s lawsuit alleging fraudulent asset valuations is resolved. New York state Judge Arthur Engoron last week granted James’s request for such a monitor as part of an order blocking the Trump …

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NY AG Wins Fight For Monitor To Oversee Trump Org

Axios reports: A judge on Thursday sided with New York Attorney General Letitia James in her bid for an independent monitor to oversee the Trump Organization’s preparation of financial statements amid pending review of a civil lawsuit. “This court will appoint an independent monitor, to be paid by defendants, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this order,” New York …

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Juror Excused From Trump Org Trial: He Makes Me Sick

The Insider reports: A man summoned for jury duty in the New York criminal tax-fraud trial of former President Donald Trump’s international real-estate company was excused by a judge Thursday after saying the former commander in chief made him sick to his guts. The then-prospective juror, a middle-age man, told Justice Juan Manuel Merchan of the New York Supreme Court …

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Tomorrow: Trump Org Criminal Trial Begins In NYC

The Washington Post reports: Trump Organization, former president Donald Trump’s namesake company, is set to go on trial Monday for alleged tax crimes — the result of a lengthy investigation into the company and its executives related to fraud and other potentially illegal business practices. Trump is not charged personally and the portion of the investigation for which he still …

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Trump Deposed In 2018 Videophone Fraud Lawsuit

Bloomberg News reports: Lawyers for investors who claim they were defrauded by Donald Trump more than a decade ago finally got a chance to depose the former president about his marketing of a failed videophone venture on “Celebrity Apprentice,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Trump, his company and his three oldest children were sued in 2018 by …

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Docs Show Trump Org Lied About Rates At His Hotels

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump’s company charged the Secret Service as much as five times more than the government rate for agents to stay overnight at Trump hotels while protecting him and his family, according to expense records newly obtained by Congress. The records show that in 40 cases the Trump Organization billed the Secret Service far …

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New York AG Asks Court To Monitor Trump’s Assets After Trump Organization Evades Service Of Complaints

Via press release from New York AG Letitia James: New York Attorney General Letitia James took action today to stop Donald Trump and the Trump Organization from continuing to engage in the significant fraudulent and illegal business activity outlined in Attorney General James’ September 2022 lawsuit pending trial. In a motion for a preliminary injunction filed today, Attorney General James …

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Trump Melts Down Over “Racist” New York AG’s Lawsuit

Rolling Stone reports: Trump responded to a new lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday by calling James a “racist” and alleging the lawsuit was a “witch hunt.” “I never thought this case would be brought — until I saw her really bad poll numbers,” Trump wrote on Truth Social, “She is a fraud who campaigned …

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New York AG Rejects Settlement Offer By Trump Org

ABC News reports: The New York attorney general’s office rejected an offer this month to resolve a civil investigation into former President Donald Trump and his family real estate business, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. For more than three years, New York Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating whether Trump fraudulently adjusted the value of his …

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NYC Again Rejects Call To End Trump Golf Course Deal

ABC News reports: The New York City Parks Department has again rejected calls by members of the city council to terminate the Trump Organization’s license to operate a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. Council members on Thursday called for the “immediate termination” of the Trump Organization’s license to operate the golf course at Ferry Point Park, a month before …

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