Lawsuit claims Trump family participated in scams directed at vulnerable Americans.

By | 2018-10-30T06:15:59+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |24 Comments

The whole family business is essentially based on a scam. 

Courtesy of NYT:

A new lawsuit accuses President Trump, his company and three of his children of using the Trump name to entice vulnerable people to invest in sham business opportunities.

The allegations take aim at the heart of Mr. Trump’s personal narrative that he is a successful deal-maker who built a durable business, charging he and his family lent their name to a series of scams.

The 160-page complaint alleges that Mr. Trump and his family received secret payments from three business entities in exchange for promoting them as legitimate opportunities when in reality they were get-rich-quick schemes that harmed investors, many of whom were unsophisticated and struggling financially.

Those business entities were ACN, a telecommunications marketing company that paid Mr. Trump millions of dollars to endorse its products; the Trump Network, a vitamin marketing enterprise; and the Trump Institute, which the suit said offered “extravagantly priced multiday training seminars” on Mr. Trump’s real estate “secrets.”

The four plaintiffs, who were identified only with pseudonyms like Jane Doe, depict the Trump Organization as a racketeering enterprise that defrauded thousands of people for years as the president turned from construction to licensing his name for profit. The suit also names Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump as defendants.

There is a disclaimer in this piece suggesting that this lawsuit might be politically motivated, however in my opinion that really does not matter. 

All that really matters is whether or not the Trump family is guilty of this type of thing, and I think even the casual observer would surmise that it is quite likely that they are indeed. 

We already know that Trump used his name to sucker people into signing up for his bogus “Trump Universtiy” and ripped those people off “bigly.” 

Trump had to pay 25 million to settle that lawsuit.

This lawsuit, in particular, accuses the Trump family of promoting pyramid schemes where the marks were told to invest their own money with the promise of returns on that investment which never materialized. 

There are other lawsuits pending as well, and this next two years could be filled with numerous episodes of Trump being required to testify in court.

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24 Comments

  1. John Miller October 30, 2018 at 8:57 am

    nO Barron

    • Anonymous October 31, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      That was my first thought! Actually, I’m surprised that poor Tiffany was allowed to be photographed with the three children from wife #1, the “real” Trump family.

  2. anonymous October 30, 2018 at 10:54 am

    It’s a bad day for gangs like ‘Whitey’.
    The long and deadly career of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/10/30/the-long-and-deadly-career-james-whitey-bulger/qJayh4icjnsqmRDAbrNxPK/story.html

  3. random internet poop teas made me fill my socks with this smelly green slime October 30, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Sarah’s dream team!

  4. Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Whitey lived violently and he died violently. Unlike the orange nationalist who is now a uniter, and he is not responsible for the deaths of those little people that get in his way. Whitey avoided authority for years, they did eventually catch up with him. The orange one will never wear the orange jumpsuits.

  5. 4$ureBACKfire October 30, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    OT?
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/special-counsel-refers-scheme-targeting-mueller-to-fbi/574411/?utm_term=2018-10-30T17%3A14%3A35&utm_campaign=atlantic-politics-and-policy&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

    An alleged scheme to pay off women to fabricate sexual-assault allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been referred to the FBI for further investigation, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office told The Atlantic. “When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,”

    • anon October 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      Dammit, someone sure wants to get rid of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

      Jack Burkman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
      https://heavy.com/news/2017/06/jack-burkman-bio-seth-rich-murder-death-the-profile-project-lobbyist/

    • anonymous October 30, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Scheme to smear Robert Mueller is unraveling before it begins and … it’s kind of hilarious

      Steve Schmidt is calling out the Trump racism for what it is
      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/29/1808327/-Steve-Schmidt-does-not-hold-back-in-tonight-s-Commentary?utm_campaign=trending

    • Anon October 30, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      https://www.pulse.ng/bi/politics/muellers-office-asks-fbi-to-investigate-claims-that-women-were-offered-money-to-falsely-accuse-him-of-sexual-misconduct-id9047960.html

      “The scheme came to light when several journalists covering the Russia investigation revealed on Twitter that they’d been contacted by a woman who said she was offered a five-figure payment to say the special counsel sexually harassed her.
      In a copy of the woman’s email obtained by Business Insider, she wrote that she was contacted by a man with a British accent working for a GOP lobbyist, Jack Burkman, who said he would pay her $20,000 to accuse Mueller of workplace sexual harassment and sign a sworn affidavit to that effect. Burkman said on Tuesday that he “will reveal the first of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sex assault victims” on Thursday.
      The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has referred an alleged scheme to the FBI for investigation in which a political operative offered to pay women to falsely accuse Mueller of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment, a spokesman for his office told Business Insider.
      Scott Stedman, a freelance reporter who has closely tracked the Mueller probe, first publicly divulged details about Burkman’s alleged offer late Monday night. “Based on information that I am privy to, I believe false accusations will be spread about Mueller in order to discredit him and possibly the journalists who are preparing this story,” he tweeted.
      Stedman said he was contacted earlier this month by a woman claiming to be Mueller’s former colleague who said she got a phone call from a man working on behalf of a GOP operative offering women money to make sexual assault allegations against Mueller.

      Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who gained recognition for her coverage of the Scooter Libby trial in the 2000s, said she’d had a similar experience. Journalists at The Atlantic and The New Yorker also said they’d been contacted.
      The woman said she was contacted by a man with a British accent who said he worked for Burkman and wanted to ask her a few questions about her time working with Mueller when she was a paralegal at the law firm Pillsbury, Madison, and Sutro in 1974.
      The woman said that when she told the man she had only worked with Mueller for a short while before leaving to take care of her son, the man “then changed his tone, and mentioned that he might be able to help me pay off some debt.”
      “He knew exactly how much credit card debt I had, right down to the dollar, which sort of freaked me out,”
      The woman said she declined the individual’s offer, but that he contacted her again two days later.
      “He then offered to pay off all of my credit card debt, plus bring me a check for $20,000 if I would do one thing,” she wrote, adding that when she asked him what he wanted her to do, he told her they could not talk about it on the phone and that she should download the encrypted messaging app Signal. “I want you to make accusations of sexual misconduct and workplace harassment against Robert Mueller, and I want you to sign a sworn affidavit to that effect.”
      The woman said that she immediately hung up on the man and deleted the app.”

    • Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      This is real fake news.

      Several media outlets, including HuffPost, received emails earlier this month from a woman claiming she was offered money to spread fake accusations about Mueller. In her email, the woman said she worked as a paralegal at a law firm called Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in the early 1970s. Mueller worked at the firm after he finished law school.

      The Atlantic was the first outlet to write about the email on Tuesday afternoon, reporting that the special counsel’s office had referred the allegations to the FBI.
      the problem is, there’s no evidence the woman worked at the law firm with Mueller, or that she even exists. A spokesman for the law firm, which now goes by Pillsbury, told HuffPost that there was “no record of this individual working at our firm at any time.” “The email ― and subsequent tweets and announcements by two men known for spreading rumors and political hoaxes on the internet ― appears to be part of a clumsy effort to smear Mueller and derail his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, just by putting the whiff of misconduct in the air without any evidence or credible information.”
      “With the New Yorker apparently out of the picture, the woman emailed HuffPost again on Tuesday. She said the New Yorker had dropped her story and suggested that the men calling her were Russian, which seemed to contradict her earlier email ― which mentioned a man with a British accent ― and also appeared to be an attempt to give the alleged conspiracy a Russiagate vibe.”
      “Jacob Wohl, a Trump supporter and discredited hedge funder accused of cheating clients, appears to have been involved in the scheme to undermine Mueller with false accusations. Digital footprints suggest that Wohl created a fake private investigation company, Surefire, which was purportedly working with Burkman, to make the claims against Mueller appear more legitimate.

      NBC News found that the official phone number for Surefire redirected to Wohl’s mother’s voicemail. And several of the company’s purported employees had LinkedIn profiles with fake headshots from elsewhere on the web.

      An apparently fake woman, fake claims and faked LinkedIn profiles. The whole episode “seems fishier than a tuna sandwich,” Mayer tweeted.

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-mueller-smear-failed_us_5bd363f4e4b055bc948bad9d

  6. Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    the grifters. and I didn’t think anyone could beat Sarah and her family on that title.

  7. Anon October 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    NBC is reporting a scam from a trump ASSociate of falsely accusing Mr. Mueller of sex assault of women. The women were offered thousands of dollars to falsely accuse Mueller of sex assault. Another lousy actor and liar. I heard of this happening across the country to university professors. It involved dirty sheriffs, witness, and others in order to falsely accuse and set up a man to ruin career, extort, bribe and harass him. Meanwhile trump pushes for REAL sex predators to be on supreme court, in his cabinet and endorses predators. What a bunch of filthy evil criminal slobs.

  8. Anon October 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Trumpy jr and his new fox no news reject girly friend are planning to go to Arizona old people sun city to scam them and lie to them to get a vote. This should be illegal and criminal for a con artist like jr. to do this to old people.

  9. Anon October 30, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    FB>”Any media operation that acts as a stenographer for this president, in headlines or tweets, is at risk for sending false information into the world. There is no joy in saying this, but he LIES. And it is the job for all of us not to serve as a megaphone for those LIES.”<Dan Rather

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/analysis/2018/10/24/a-handy-guide-to-donald-trumps-23-most-frequent-campaign-rally-lies.html

    Daniel Dale
    Washington Bureau Chief

    True Journalists^

  10. ye October 30, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    OT/
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/kanye-west-breaks-trump-ive-used-spread-messages-dont-believe/

    My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!
    1:25 PM – Oct 30, 2018

    I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.
    1:25 PM – Oct 30, 2018

    • Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Ye,
      We knew you were used. Now be real and a man. Go back to the WH and face to face tell your President what you really think. WH would be thrilled if you bring Kim and have a sit down with both Don and Melania. Family to family. Can’t wait to see you all on Family Feud again.

  11. anonymous October 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Is infamous RWNJ website operator Jim Hoft about to stick his dick into the Mueller wringer? Answer no, he’s already done that!

    Jim Hoft aka the Gateway Pundit aka “Dumbest Man on the Internet?”?

    Fuk yah!

    Also too- Jim Hoft loves him some Sarah Palin apparently : https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/classy-sarah-palin-releases-lovely-statement-on-john-mccains-death-despite-his-recent-attacks/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/awesome-sarah-palin-blasts-bully-bill-maher-dares-him-to-meet-her-in-new-york/

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/09/disgusting-leftist-verbally-assaults-bristol-palin-youre-mothers-a-whore-a-devil-did-you-ride-levi-like-that-video/

    UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jim Hoft tries to cough up the shit sandwich he just ate!

    https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/1057403877895692288

    Earlier today we were given information on accusations against former FBI Director Robert Mueller. We took the documents down and we are currently investigating these accusations. There are also very serious allegations against Jacob Wohl. We are also looking into this.

    Don’t worry “Mr Dumbest man on the internet” I’m sure the FBI and alphabet agencies will figure this out long before a stupid fuck like Jim Hoft will. It’s possible Mr Hoft’s xrays are already leaking!

  12. Anonymous October 30, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    pyramid schemes
    ===================

    They can join Bernie Maddoff in prison. Has this family done any LEGAL business dealings, doesn’t appear so.

  13. Beaglemom October 31, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Perfect group photo for Halloween: the 21st century “Addams” family. The third wife should be wearing the shroud she wore the first time the Japanese prime minister and his wife visited in early 2017 at Mar-a-Lago. But this time in black, not virginal white.

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