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, […]

Scientific American: Planning to E-Vote? Read This First

Scientific American: Planning to E-Vote? Read This First

By Larry Greenemeier on August 18, 2008 With less than three months before the presidential election, the hotly contested state, Ohio, along with others, continue to have problems with E-voting technology. CLICK IMAGE for link to story. In their rush to avoid a repeat of the controversy that plagued the 2000 presidential election, and to meet the requirements […]

NY Mag: Trump Soho Is Not an Oxymoron

NY Mag: Trump Soho Is Not an Oxymoron

  By Michael Idov  Published Mar 30, 2008 It’s a 46-story skyscraper being built on a graveyard that’s brought together shadowy Russians and a billionaire brand name to attract internationals in a zoning-skirting scheme that’s enraged the neighborhood, sent glass shattering to the street, and killed a construction worker. It’s New York in the aughts, and inside […]