Well, things are not looking very good for the Donald these days. No wonder, he has been riding around and around the 18 holes on his golf course until he gets so dizzy he cannot stand up straight. And here we thought he was just ignoring us, while in fact, he was just trying to anesthetize himself. Here is his latest super problem.
The Manhattan New York District Attorney’s Office has just hired forensic accounting consultants to go after Donald Trump and his business. Prosecutors have been revving up their case against Trump’s real estate operations.
Trump’s former personal attorney and self-described fixer Michael Cohen testified before a House of Representatives committee. He told the members that the president would inflate the value of his real estate properties when he was trying to get a loan. Then, when it came to tax time, he deflated those values, so that he would owe less. That is what we call a double scam.
New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. began this investigation in 2018. It all started with Trump’s hush money payment to women regarding their affairs. He had them paid off just prior to the 2016 presidential election
According to a Trump corporate brochure, The Washington Post reported:
‘We provide the industry’s most complete range of forensic, investigative, data analytic and litigation services extensive experience serving leading corporations, governments and law firms around the globe.’
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’s Jason Zirkle said that FTI’s services were not all there was to the investigation. Vance might be wishing an outside firm would give the investigation the appearance of neutrality. With any luck, that would also make them look less political:
‘[With Trump] you have a very high-profile person who is polarizing, and then you also have a district attorney who is elected. You can’t ignore those facts, and that they’re both of different political parties.” Vance can now say, “We’ve gotten with a global advisory firm . . . that can come in and take an objective look at this, and we’re outsourcing everything to them in the way of the analysis so that it doesn’t look like we’re just going after Donald Trump.’
Donald Trump and his sisters are currently being sued by his niece, Ph.D. psychologist Mary Trump. Just to prove that he was an equal-opportunity scammer, he cheated his dead brother’s children out of a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Tenants in Trump’s apartment building are also suing him. They bought into a multilevel marketing organization scheme promoted by the president and his children. The oranges do not fall from the old orange tree. Ivanka Trump also tried to screw her little sister, Tiffany Trump out of her inheritance.
Cohen made the hush-money payments and ended up in prison. Trump did not pardon his former attorney, but he has been giving friends and family pardons. POTUS even wants to pardon himself, which is a shaky proposition. Unfortunately for him, once pardoned, these people have to testify against him without the right to plead the Fifth Amendment.
Vance hired FTI Consulting for the purpose of finding anomalies in the president’s property transactions. Then, the consultants will also advise the DA on any possible crimes.
Of course, Trump and company denied everything.
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