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Donald Trump’s family business is like a mafia organization

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Investigations against Donald Trump and the “Trump Organization” are in full swing. Relationships with mafia bosses could be the cause of his corruption.

NEW YORK – The investigations into Donald Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, are still in the hotspot. Investigators around Attorney General Cyrus Vance came to help with a law originally introduced in the 1970s in order to be able to fight the “Big Apple” mafia clans and disband their structures. New York law is based on a famous US federal law: Affected and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

The New York version of federal law is known as “Little RICO” and a prosecutor enables the prosecution to treat an organization as a criminal entity if it is charged with at least three different, independent offenses. In this case, Donald Trump and other Trump Organization officials will face a minimum of one year in prison and a maximum of 25 years in prison under the law.

Donald Trump: The investigations against the Trump organization are in heated stage

“I’m sure you think about it,” New York criminal attorney Robert Anilo told the US magazine Politico with the aim of trying Donald Trump. The same investigators are providing a clear indication that Anilo is right in this assessment, as Attorney General Vance recently appointed Mark Pomerantz, a well-known expert in prosecuting mafia bosses and white collar crimes.

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Former president and successful real estate agent Donald Trump has numerous relationships with mafia bosses in New York, some of which go back decades. According to a survey by Politico, Trump is said to have already worked closely with the mafia building Trump Tower in New York. The same applies to other construction projects such as apartments in the Trump Plaza Building, also in New York. Donald, still a young man at the time, is said to have received cheap concrete through his contacts with Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano. It is said that domestic work with construction fabric was firmly in the hands of the mafia in the 1970s and 1980s. The longstanding collaboration between Trump and Roy Cohen also indicated that the next presidential candidate would be close to suspicious circles. Cohen, the late New York attorney, worked with a number of mafia bosses during his career.

Investigation against Donald Trump in New York: The family had to testify

As with the legendary trials against mafia leaders Salerno and Castellano, the attorney general’s office also hopes to assist the family or the narrow circle of employees in the possible trial of Donald Trump. Jennifer Weisselberg is already working with detectives. The daughter-in-law of Allen Weissberg, the former Trump Organization chief financial officer, has made several statements at the investigation. She told CNN that she firmly believed her ex-husband’s father would also testify against Trump.

Facing Criminal Investigations: Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump, and Ivanka Trump. (Archive image)

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Eric Trump, Donald’s son and Acting Vice President of the Trump Organization, and Donald Trump Jr., managing director of the family business, have also been summoned. Cooperation with the authorities is unlikely for both. This also applies to Ivanka Trump. During her interrogation, she used roughly the same strategy her older brother used: Donald and Ivanka can no longer remember Weisselberg, who has worked for the Trump Organization for nearly 40 years and is their highest-ranking employee, and whose name Trump did not even end. (Daniel Dillman)

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