Sleaze follows Trump like stink around road kill

❝ The U.S. Secret Service is the hot, new “amenity” at Trump Tower, where desperate brokers are trying to lure well-heeled clients into the building on Fifth Avenue that has served as President-elect Donald Trump’s home as well as his campaign and transition headquarters.

Less than a week after Trump was elected, prominent New York real estate agency Douglas Elliman blasted out an email with the subject: “Fifth Avenue Buyers Interested in Secret Service Protection?” to advertise a $2.1 million, 1,052-square-foot condo in the tower on 721 Fifth Avenue…

“The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan,” it stated.

❝ Trump was the developer and sponsor of Trump Tower when it was built 33 years ago, but most of the 263 units are individually owned. Trump Tower does not retain a portion of the sales but since the building is managed by Trump Corporation, it retains a processing fee for unit sales which is about $2,000 per application plus $250 per additional adult dweller, as part of its service as manager of the building.

The condominium collects the common charge, but Trump manages the garage and vendors like the bar and restaurant in the building…

Not exactly a plus for the reputation of realtors, eh?

One thought on “Sleaze follows Trump like stink around road kill

  1. Stinky says:

    Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. Were Close to Being Charged With Felony Fraud
    New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from a top donor: Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz. https://www.propublica.org/article/ivanka-donald-trump-jr-close-to-being-charged-felony-fraud
    “…prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had been building a criminal case against them for misleading prospective buyers of units in the Trump SoHo, a hotel and condo development that was failing to sell. Despite the best efforts of the siblings’ defense team, the case had not gone away. An indictment seemed like a real possibility. The evidence included emails from the Trumps making clear that they were aware they were using inflated figures about how well the condos were selling to lure buyers.” Then, “In a meeting with the defense team, Donald Trump, Sr., expressed frustration that the investigation had not been closed. Soon after, his longtime personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz entered the case.” Kasowitz, (who had donated $25,000 to the reelection campaign of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.) bypassed the lower level prosecutors and went directly to Vance to ask that the investigation be dropped. Three months after Vance and Kasowitz met , Vance overruled his own prosecutors and told them to drop the case. Case closed – less than six months later DA Vance received a donation of $50,000 from Kasowitz.

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