In case anyone has forgotten, Donald Trump has a plethora of legal problems. Here’s a brief overview:
- Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating if Trump and members of his 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to assure Trump won the presidential election.
- Numerous women are suing Trump in connection with his sexual infidelity and fondness for engaging in sexual harassment and sexual assault.
- The Trump charitable foundation is under investigation by the New York attorney general for alleged self-dealing and the illegal use of donations.
And now, Trump and his three oldest children — Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric — are being sued for fraud and racketeering.
A lawsuit was filed recently in New York federal court, and it accuses the Trump family of:
“[Receiving] 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.”
The suit also depicts the Trump organization as:
“A racketeering enterprise that defrauded thousands of people.”
The New York Times reports that the lawsuit focuses on three business entities which the Trump Organization lent its name and prestige to:
- ACN, a telecommunications firm that gave Trump money in exchange for endorsing its products.
- Trump Network, which sold the now defunct Trump Vitamins nutritional regimen.
- Trump Institute, a Trump University-like entity that the lawsuit claims offered “extravagantly priced” real estate seminars.
Two attorneys filed the suit on behalf of four plaintiffs who are identified with pseudonyms such as Jane Doe, say their case is designed to pull the curtain back on the Trump Organization. Attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Andrew Celli Jr. told the Times their lawsuit:
“Connects the dots at the Trump Organization and involves systematic fraud that spanned more than a decade, involved multiple Trump businesses and caused tremendous harm to thousands of hardworking Americans.”
This new lawsuit could also provide an inside look at the inner workings of the Trump family business enterprise and serve to bolster a case of racketeering and fraud, both of which are believed to be under investigation by the Southern District of New York and New York attorney general.
As we’ve long suspected, the Trump family is nothing but a bunch of grifters, and it now appears their criminal behavior is about to be exposed for the world to see.