NYT: Russian Fund Under Scrutiny for Loan to Company Linked to Kremlin

NYT: Russian Fund Under Scrutiny for Loan to Company Linked to Kremlin

By ANDREW E. KRAMER JAN. 22, 2016  MOSCOW — When a new government-backed investment fund opened five years ago, Moscow wanted to send a simple message: Russia was ready to take the politics out of business. CLICK IMAGE for direct link to story @ NYT.com Authorities signed up a high-powered board of international advisers to oversee its activities, a […]

NYMag: From the vault. How the Chinese rescued Donald Trump

NYMag: From the vault. How the Chinese rescued Donald Trump

By Peter Lance: On May 4th, 2016 after winning the GOP Indiana primary, home state of his future veep pic, Donald Trump became the presumptive nominee. Much of his campaign rhetoric centered on his purported business acumen that would help “Make America Great Again.” I’d been a working reporter in NYC during the 80’s when […]

ABC News: Memory Lapse? Trump Seeks Distance From ‘Advisor’ With Past Ties to Mafia

ABC News: Memory Lapse? Trump Seeks Distance From ‘Advisor’ With Past Ties to Mafia

By MATTHEW MOSK BRIAN ROSS Dec 10, 2015, 7:30 AM ET Though he touts his outstanding memory, when Donald Trump was asked under oath about his dealings with a twice-convicted Russian émigré who served prison time and had documented mafia connections, the real estate mogul was at a loss. Even though the man, Felix Sater, had played a role […]

AP: Donald Trump picked stock fraud felon as senior adviser

AP: Donald Trump picked stock fraud felon as senior adviser

By Jeff Horwitz – Associated Press – Friday, December 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump tapped a man to be a senior business adviser to his real-estate empire even after the man’s past involvement in a major mafia-linked stock fraud scheme had become publicly known, according to Associated Press interviews and a review of court records. CLICK […]

Five Senators could determine the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and affect life as you know it for decades. If you’ve never emailed a senator to speak your mind, now is the time

Five Senators could determine the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and affect life as you know it for decades. If you’ve never emailed a senator to speak your mind, now is the time

By Peter Lance September 20th, 2018 No matter where you stand, there’s little doubt that if Brett Kavanaugh ascends to The High Court, conservatives will have a 5/4 majority and the law governing issues like reproductive rights, voting rights and the limits of Presidential power could shift radically. These are the direct email addresses of […]

Daily Beast: Inside Donald Trump’s Empire: Why He Didn’t Run for President in 2012

Daily Beast: Inside Donald Trump’s Empire: Why He Didn’t Run for President in 2012

WAYNE BARRETT 05.26.11 12:29 PM ET Editor’s Note, 8/10/15: Four years ago, Wayne Barett reported shady business deals ahead of Trump’s flirtation with a White House run. After first exposing Trump’s ties to organized crime in his 1992 book, Barrett looked into his most recent business dealings and discovered the following: • One associate who […]

Bloomberg: Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say

Bloomberg: Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say

Esteban Duarte and Henry Meyer June 29, 2015 at 2:00:01 PM PDT Some of Vladimir Putin’s closest allies, including the chairman of OAO Gazprom, a deputy premier and two former ministers, helped one of Russia’s largest criminal groups operate out of Spain for more than a decade, prosecutors in Madrid say.Members of St. Petersburg’s Tambov crime syndicate […]

Dept. of the Treasury: FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations

Dept. of the Treasury: FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations

Immediate Release March 06, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today imposed a $10 million civil money penalty against Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (Trump Taj Mahal), for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In addition to the civil money penalty, the casino is required to conduct periodic […]

Real Estate Weekly: Accusations of mob tactics muddy fight over money

Real Estate Weekly: Accusations of mob tactics muddy fight over money

BY SARAH TREFETHEN MARCH 26, 2014 The controversy surrounding former employees of Tevfik Arif’s Bayrock Group is part spy novel, part courtroom procedural, part financial drama. CLICK IMAGE for link to story. The latest developments came last week, when a mob-informant-turned-author-turned-developer, Salvatore Lauria, filed a summons in New York State Supreme court against Jody Kriss, now a […]