Valentine’s Day at the Trump Organization really sucks

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

Valentine’s Day at the Trump Organization really sucks


Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

On Monday, the Trump Organization was hauled back to a District of Columbia court case seeking to pursue its role in over $1 million in improper funding during former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration.

The development marks Valentine’s second blow to the former president’s corporate empire after news broke that the company’s own accounting firm had accused Trump of making up misleading financial statements.

The Trump Organization is now engaged in a full-scale multi-front war with prosecutors investigating tax fraud in Manhattan, bank fraud in New York State, and prosecutors in Washington, D.C., over allegations of corrupt self-dealing with nonprofit funds. litigation.

What caused the sudden shift in DC? A new judge who sees through the confusing mistakes of the previous judge.

The Trump Organization made a hotel stiff. His children may pay the price.

In November, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge José M. López appeared to undermine the local attorney general’s investigation when he decided the case could go ahead, but dropped the Trump Organization from the lawsuit. His bizarre reasoning was that Gentry Beach, a financier friend of Donald Trump Jr., traded on behalf of the Trump Organization without the company’s permission, so the company was not really at fault. In fact, Don, Ivanka and other employees in the company’s New York office are dealing with a ton of paperwork.

In that jaw-dropping decision, Lopez ignored a request by Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine to find out Gentry’s role by subjecting him to sworn testimony, and instead put Trump The organization is placed on an escape boat.

As The Daily Beast reported last month, the close involvement of Trump’s children and the appointment of a new judge in the case offers a silver lining to turning that around.

In fact, Judge Yvonne Williams issued a ruling Monday against the former judge’s Catch 22.

“The court was wrong to rule on the school district on the basis that the district failed to remove…Mr Beach… [withheld] A ruling on the district’s request to make the discovery,” Williams wrote.

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The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Our lawsuit is moving forward with full force. We sued the inaugural committee for misusing funds to enrich the Trump family. Now we have a trial,” Racine tweeted shortly after the ruling.

Racine is trying to get Trump Hotel DC to pay back nearly $1 million for what local government investigators say is the ego of the incoming president’s grown children Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump Trading to benefit yourself using the money is used to celebrate the peaceful transfer of power in the country. His idea was to create a trust fund that would be transferred to another nonprofit that was really doing charitable community work.

The crux of the alleged plan was that the Trump Organization booked a room at the Loews Madison hotel, only to stiffen the hotel when a dozen expected guests didn’t show up. The company managed to avoid a credit bureau and pushed the $49,358 bill to the nonprofit PIC.

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