More crimes come to light! [ProPublica]:
Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.
For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street.
I’m neither a lawyer nor an accountant, but that looks a lot like frauding while presidenting…
In other news, another Giuliani-Trump-RNC associate was nabbed
attempting to board an international flight* at JFK:
JUST IN: David Correia, 1 of the 4 people indicted in an alleged scheme to funnel foreign money and violate FEC laws was taken into custody at New York's JFK airport this morning; the case includes Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman – @Tom_Winter
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 16, 2019
“Oh, for Pete’s sake! He’s fleeing the interview!”
This is going to end up with gumshoes kicking in the door at a Trump hotel while Trump tries to hoist his ass out the window, isn’t it?
*ETA: Looks like Correia was in arrivals, not departures, and he may have flown to New York to turn himself in, so, not as suspicious as Rudy’s other Florida clowns’ apprehension. But still — busted!