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 […]

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 […]

NYT: Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought

NYT: Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought

By MICHAEL BARBARO MAY 12, 2011  For many middle-class Americans, it is the most coveted brand in real estate, synonymous with sky-piercing luxury and can’t-miss quality: Donald J. Trump. Far from the New York City towers that bear his name, in cities like Tampa, Fla., and Philadelphia, house hunters clamor to buy into his developments, sometimes exhausting credit […]

Ynetnews: A billionaire in stormy waters

Ynetnews: A billionaire in stormy waters

Yana Pevzner, Thiya Barak |Published:  29.03.11  Alexander Mashkevich, one of Jewish world’s biggest philanthropists, suspected of organizing sex party on luxurious yacht seized by Turkish police. His lawyer denies allegations, but Yedioth Ahronoth reveals what really happened on board. September 28, 2010. A huge yacht anchors in Bodrum, Turkey. The Savarona, 136 meters (446 feet) long, […]