Tag Archives: Trump Organization

NYC DA Gets Trump’s Tax Records: “Millions Of Pages”

CNN reports: Tax records that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney. Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The records include millions of pages of documents. …

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DC Prosecutor Deposed Junior Over Inaugural Dough

Law & Crime reports: Some two months after his sister Ivanka Trump took the hot seat, Donald Trump Jr. sat for a deposition for D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s (D) ongoing investigation into their father’s scandal-beset 2017 inauguration committee. That revelation surfaced in court papers alleging witnesses have given “unclear and contradictory accounts” about the committee paying more than $49,000 …

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REPORT: Manhattan Prosecutors Are Also Eyeing Junior

The Daily Beast reports: For months, some of Donald Trump’s top advisers have assured him that he has virtually nothing to fear from the Manhattan district attorney’s tax investigation, which they view as merely “fishing” for information. But investigators with the D.A.’s office have been expanding their criminal probe into Trump’s business empire, asking questions and grilling witnesses — as …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Trump On Tax Records

The Associated Press reports: In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is declining to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court’s action Monday is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before. Trump’s tax records …

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NYC Tax Office Subpoenaed In Trump Criminal Probe

Reuters reports: The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has subpoenaed a New York City property tax agency as part of a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s company, the agency confirmed on Friday, suggesting prosecutors are examining the former president’s efforts to reduce his commercial real-estate taxes for possible evidence of fraud. The subpoena issued to the New York City Tax Commission …

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Hotel Staff Dish The Dirt On Serving The MAGA Elite

The Washingtonian reports: As soon as Trump was seated, the server had to “discreetly present” a mini bottle of Purell hand sanitizer. (This applied long before Covid, mind you.) Next, cue dialogue: “Good (time of day) Mr. President. Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?” the server was instructed to recite. A polished tray with chilled bottles …

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Manhattan DA Adds Top Prosecutor For Trump Inquiry

The New York Times reports: As the Manhattan district attorney’s office steps up the criminal investigation of Donald J. Trump, it has reached outside its ranks to enlist a prominent former federal prosecutor to help scrutinize financial dealings at the former president’s company. The former prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, has deep experience investigating and defending white-collar and organized crime cases, …

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Prosecutors Investigate Trump’s Manhattan Properties

The Wall Street Journal reports: New York prosecutors are investigating financial dealings around some of Donald Trump’s signature Manhattan properties, extending the known range of the criminal probe of the former president and his company, according to people familiar with the matter. The people said Manhattan prosecutors are examining loans Mr. Trump took out on his flagship Fifth Avenue building, …

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Criminal And Civil Trump Probes Accelerate In New York

Reuters reports: As former U.S. President Donald Trump goes to trial this week in the Senate on charges of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, criminal and civil investigations into his businesses are accelerating in New York. Manhattan prosecutors probing Trump’s real-estate business for possible insurance and tax fraud have stepped up witness interviews in recent months and hired forensic …

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Trump Org Got Millions From Reelection Campaign

Forbes reports:  Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the election. In addition, one of the campaign’s joint-fundraising committees, which collects money in partnership with the Republican Party, shifted about $4.3 million of donor money into …

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Scottish Parliament Rejects Trump Org Financial Probe

The BBC reports: Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted to reject calls for Donald Trump’s business interests in Scotland to be investigated. The Scottish Greens had wanted the Trump Organisation’s golf courses probed via an unexplained wealth order. It requires individuals to explain the source of wealth used to acquire property and other assets in the UK. Justice Secretary …

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Trump’s First Manhattan Project To Be Razed, Replaced

The Commercial Observer reports: RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are planning to replace the Grand Hyatt Hotel by Grand Central Terminal with a dramatic 1,600-foot, office-and-hotel tower known as 175 Park Avenue. Commercial Observer has the first look at the project, which includes new public space and significant renovations to the Grand Central subway station. Former President Donald Trump, working …

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Scotland: Trump May Face “Unexplained Wealth” Probe

The Scotsman reports: An opposition debate in the Scottish Parliament will set out the arguments for ministers to apply to the Court of Session and act on growing concerns over how the former US president’s holdings in Scotland were acquired. While the issue has been discussed three times at Holyrood in the past 12 months, the coming debate is significant. …

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COURT: Tax Firm Must Give Trump Org Docs To NY AG

CBS New York reports: A judge in New York on Friday ordered a law firm serving as counsel to the Trump Organization to turn over documents related to the former president’s business to the state’s attorney general. New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron said in an order that he had completed a review of documents from the firm …

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Trump Organization Dropped By Tax Law Firm

The Wall Street Journal reports: The law firm that handled the tax affairs of Donald Trump and his company during his presidency said it would stop representing him and his business. The firm, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, is currently wrangling with the New York attorney general’s office over documents related to its work for the former president’s business, the Trump …

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Florida-Based Bank: We’re Closing Trump’s Accounts

The Washington Post reports: Another one of former president Donald Trump’s banks said Thursday that it is closing his accounts, as Trump returns to a business hammered by covid-19 and the backlash to Trump’s role in the deadly attack on the Capitol. “We no longer have any depository relationship with him,” Bank United said Thursday. The bank declined to give …

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Girls Scouts Want Out Of Lease In Trump Building

Business Insider reports: “In 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York entered into a 15-year lease at 40 Wall Street,” Meridith Maskara, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, said in a statement provided to Insider by a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of The USA. “As a matter of very high priority, our organization has …

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Criminal Probe Expands To NY Trump Family Compound

CNBC reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office has expanded its criminal probe of President Donald Trump’s company to include a sprawling property in Westchester County, New York. A lawyer for the town of Bedford, New York, told CNBC that DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office issued a subpoena to the town for records related to the Trump Organization’s Seven Springs Estate …

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Cohen Grilled By NY Prosecutors On Trump’s Finances

The Associated Press reports: New York prosecutors conducted an hourslong interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump’s business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting. The interview focused in part on Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank, his biggest and longest standing creditor, according to the three people, …

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Palm Beach County Wants Out Of Trump’s Club Lease

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Palm Beach County official this week examined a contract with a Trump Organization affiliate to see if the county could end its lease with the president’s signature Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach. Trump International Golf Club is Trump’s go-to spot when he stays at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach estate. Trump …

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