Trump’s associates are under investigation for money laundering by Mueller

I know you guys like economics, but forensic accounting is much sexier, IMO.

So here's why trump should be shitting his pants right about now:

FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations (back in early 2015! THANKS FOR REPORTING ON IT, MEDIA)

https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-trump-taj-mahal-casino-resort-10-million-significant-and-long

Court cases and other legal documents show Trump and his companies have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/trump-financial-ties-russia-money-laundering-banks-oligarchs-manafort/

A typical money laundering scheme:

Step 1. get dirty monies through illegal means

Step 2. put said monies into a bank with questionable business practices, like Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank cites US bank privacy laws in turning down lawmakers on Trump records

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/08/deutsche-bank-cites-us-bank-privacy-laws-in-turning-down-lawmakers-on-trump-records.html

Step 3. Layer the monies:

  • transfer on the bank account of company X

  • wire transfer to an offshore account, like they have on Cyprus.

House intel member heads to Russia’s money laundering island Cyprus to investigate Trump collusion

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/house-intel-member-heads-to-russias-money-laundering-island-cyprus-to-investigate-trump-collusion/

  • make a "loan" to shell company Y

  • shell company Y makes a "payment" back to company X

Step 4. company X then buys lavish, expensive items, like property or yachts or whatever. There's extra points, if you're smart enough to set up an LLC without your name on it, so you can remain anonymous and THEN buy real estate.

But what kind of stupid country doesn't have laws against that?

Oh fuck, it's the United States of America. God damn it

Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers

Over the last 12 months, about 70% of buyers of Trump properties were limited liability companies – corporate entities that allow people to purchase property without revealing all of the owners’ names. That compares with about 4% of buyers in the two years before.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/13/trump-property-buyers-make-clear-shift-secretive-llcs/102399558/

Now the wire transfer bit of the money laundering scheme is important, because almost all wire transfer go through NYC at some point.

Which is where based NY AG Schneiderman comes in & Preet Bharara, too. 😀

 “We have jurisdiction over everything because we’re New York, and every check clears New York,” 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/eric-schneiderman-on-keeping-trump-in-check.html

New York Attorney General Hires Bharara Corruption Prosecutor to Examine Trump Administration

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/new-york-ag-hires-bharara-corruption-guy-to-look-into-trump.html

This part IS NOT redundant, because a person convicted of a state crime can not be pardoned by a president, only by the governor of the state.

Here's more reading for how trump has laundered money and people connected to him have been arrested for money laundering, if you're interested. (You might wanna get interested, this is gonna be the key to unlocking the biggest political scandal since Caesar was stabbed, and if we can pull it off, the way to destroy Russian oligarchs, the Iranian revolutionary guard, funding of most terrorism and every fucking dirty motherfucker in our government. With any luck, it'll take down Eric Prince, too)

This is how trump & Ivanka laundered money to help fund terrorism through the Iranian revolutionary guard

Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal

The best article of 2016, which almost no one noticed. It details trump's connection to Bayrock, a New York property developer founded only a few years before by a Soviet-born newcomer to the US named Tevfik Arif. Dude was born in Kazakhstan.

https://www.ft.com/content/549ddfaa-5fa5-11e6-b38c-7b39cbb1138a

Here's why Kazakhstan is important:

A Kazakh dirty-money suit threatens to reach Trump’s business world

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article152934589.html

Oh! Almost forget.

Late last week, Congressional intelligence committees reportedly received some information from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) related to investigations into Russia’s attack on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and the allegation of collusion with members of the Trump campaign. This followed earlier reports of the Senate Intelligence Committee requesting data from FinCEN, including “information about shell companies, money laundering and the use of property transfers.” Also in the past week, Robert Mueller, Special Counsel, was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation regarding Russia’s cyberattack. Taken together, that makes three sets of investigators who may be reviewing and analyzing documents from FinCEN in order to better understand financial connections among the President’s campaign, his business organizations, and Russia.

http://www.globaltradelawblog.com/2017/05/24/fincen-bank-secrecy-act/

More recently, Mueller has recruited Andrew Weissmann, his one-time general counsel at the FBI and a long-time adviser who once led the Justice Department’s fraud unit. In the early 2000s, Weissmann also oversaw the Enron Task Force, the storied Justice Department unit that investigated the complex machinations of the failed energy giant. (The task force’s team of prosecutors was so well-respected that they went on to dominate the Justice Department’s top ranks for the better part of a decade, including former officials like White House homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, assistant attorney general Leslie Caldwell, and acting assistant attorney general Matthew Friedrich.)

https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-special-counsel-investigation-team/

Just to clarify: Eric Schneiderman, Preet Bharara, Robert Mueller and Andrew Weisserman are going to be the heroes remembered for saving America. (If they don't fuck it up)

No pressure, tho.

There are countless men and women who deserve as much admiration as them, from the IC to FinCen, but they remain unknown, for now.

Edit: forgot about Eric Prince. (Sorry for the incept link, they broke the story & they have the most detail, otherwise, I would've used a different source).

ERIK PRINCE, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.

https://theintercept.com/2016/03/24/blackwater-founder-erik-prince-under-federal-investigation/

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