The current events to take place concerning the Trump University is not the first in a long line of racketeering, RICO act, and money laundering by Donald Trump.
We can start with the Trump Tower, which was built using two well-known crime families, which was built by S&A Concrete, whose owners were “Fat” Tony Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family, and Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, head of the Gambino family, another well-known crime family.
There was several questionable dealings with the purchase of the General Motors building which included ” Excerpts from the 95 page RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) and Bid Rigging Complaint follow: The action seeks to recover damages arising out of an ongoing, global RICO Enterprise which engaged in predicate acts of a pattern of racketeering and conspiracy to commit RICO, through and by means of Money Laundering, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Bid Rigging.
The RICO conspiracy of the defendants was to invest in, operate, and acquire control of various entities involved in continuing fraudulent transactions and surreptitious and conspiratorial alliances and agreements through unlawful means, including but not limited to Money Laundering, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Bid Rigging, acquired Conseco’s prime assets, including Conseco Finance and the General Motors Building in New York City, and thereafter attempted to conceal their illicit activities.
Conseco’s Purchase of The General Motors Building With Donald J. Trump.
The unlawful Money Laundering through the sale of the General Motors Building, orchestrated and carried out by the RICO Enterprise, including George Soros, Soros Fund Management, SFM Management, Vornado Realty Trust, German American Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Donald J. Trump, and the RICO conspirators Conseco, Deutsche Bank, Lazard, Eastdil Realty, Harry Macklowe, Cerberus Capital Management, Lazard, Kirkland & Ellis, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Carmel Fifth and 767 Manager, and, upon information and belief, other members of the Enterprise and co-conspirators, operated through a pattern of racketeering and forms one of the cornerstones of the defendants’ illicit activities of Money Laundering and Bankruptcy Fraud, predicate acts of RICO alleged herein and Bid Rigging.”
A four-judge appellate-court panel in Albany rejected Trump’s motion to dismiss Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s (D., N.Y.) $40 million fraud lawsuit on behalf of some 5,000 students who spent up to $35,000 at Trump University. The judges unanimously cleared this case for trial.
“New York State’s case accuses Trump of “engaging in persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct in connection with the operation of Trump University.” Trump faces three suits that denounce him for highly shady business practices. Specifically, Schneiderman states that Trump & Co. “used the name ‘Trump University’ even though they lacked the charter necessary under New York law to call themselves a University.” State officials told them in 2005 that they were breaking the law. Nonetheless, “Trump University did not change its name until May 2010 and never received a license to operate in the state. As a result, many students believed they were attending a University when they were not.” as reported by the National Review.
We can report that an agreement, where Donald pays 25 million to over 6,000 attendees has been agreed upon by the state of New York, and Donald Trump. We do need to remember the following also was judged upon. Federal District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has ruled that Donald J. Trump, founder of Trump University, must face a civil trial for fraud and racketeering under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”). Trump had moved for summary judgment in a last-ditch effort to block a class-action trial scheduled to begin right after the national election.
Denying the motion, Judge Curiel ruled that there were genuine issues of material fact for trial as to whether Trump had personally committed fraud and racketeering. If Trump loses, he is liable for three times the damages suffered by the students who paid tuition. That is the bite of the RICO statute — triple damages. This could amount to many tens of millions of dollars.
Donald Trump has been named in at least 169 federal lawsuits, according to a LawNewz.com investigation.
- The U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump for an antitrust violation in 1988 and won. Trump was forced to pay $750,000. The real-estate magnate agreed to pay the penalty stemming from his attempted takeovers of two companies. The feds said that his stock purchases in the companies violated the FTC’s notification requirements.
- 1990 Donald Trump was named as a defendant in 21 lawsuits filed by different businesses and individuals. Several sued him for securities fraud and breach of contract. Most of the complaints stem from the Trump’s corporation filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy from creditors following the building of the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. By 1991, the resort was near $3 billion in debt, according to the New York Times
- Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by a Newsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump.
TRUMP’S USE OF DECEPTION and untruthful affidavits, as well as the hiding or improper destruction of documents, dates back to at least 1973 when the Republican nominee, his father, and their real estate company battled the federal government over civil charges that they refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. The Trump strategy was simple: deny, impede and delay, while destroying documents the court had ordered them to hand over.
An official FBI complaint which specifically names only Donald Trump. One of the main areas the report focuses on is the threat his Presidency would have on National Security including statements from security and military experts alike. However, there was a wide range of allegations included in the report such as fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, ties to organized crime, mob and international connections, FEC and RICO act violations, as well as his mental/psychological health. The second complaint is against Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, the RNC, along with a number of others who were involved in the alleged illegal actions that took place at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this year. This complaint was filed with both the FBI and the Prosecutor’s office of Cuyahoga County.
The evidence was gathered from a widespread investigation, along with numerous affidavits from delegates in an effort to show that the defendants willfully and consciously violated the law and the official rules of the RNC in order to force through the Rules the nomination of Donald Trump. The specific video along with a still photo and witness/victim testimony are said to show the level of threats, intimidation and corruption used to strip the delegates of their duties and precluded them from voting and being able to perform the duties they were elected to do.
With a history of Rico, Racketeering, money laundering, criminal mob associations are all easily found concerning the POTUS. America has the right, and the civic duty to determine if these court cases and results are enormous enough to call for the impeachment of the POTUS even before he is sworn in.
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