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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 07:13 AM

Trump and his kids are being sued for running a marketing scam



Posted on Thu, Feb 21st, 2019 by Reuters
Trump and his kids are being sued for running a marketing scam
By Jonathan Stempel


NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and his adult children on Thursday urged a federal judge to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit accusing them of using the family name to promote sham marketing opportunities to vulnerable, financially struggling investors.

Calling the lawsuit “implausible,” the Trump family said in a filing in federal court in Manhattan that the four plaintiffs failed to prove there was fraud or intent to cause harm, or that any statements by Donald Trump caused losses.

A spokeswoman for the plaintiffs, who went by pseudonyms, had no immediate comment.

They accused the Trump family of having received millions of dollars of secret payments from 2005 to 2015 to endorse American Communications Network, which charged $499 for a chance to sell videophones and other goods, and two other businesses.

The lawsuit said the Trumps deliberately conned victims into believing Donald Trump stood behind the investments and thought they would pay off, when the real goal was to enrich themselves. They said this violated a federal anti-racketeering law known as RICO.

Other defendants included an affiliate of the Trump Organization and Trump’s adult children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.


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Reply Trump and his kids are being sued for running a marketing scam (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2019 OP
Timmygoat Feb 2019 #1
3Hotdogs Feb 2019 #3
watoos Feb 2019 #7
TomVilmer Feb 2019 #11
watoos Feb 2019 #13
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #14
kskiska Feb 2019 #18
Achilleaze Feb 2019 #2
gordianot Feb 2019 #4
True Blue American Feb 2019 #6
gordianot Feb 2019 #12
oldsoftie Feb 2019 #15
TheBlackAdder Feb 2019 #5
watoos Feb 2019 #8
tanyev Feb 2019 #9
N_E_1 for Tennis Feb 2019 #10
NCjack Feb 2019 #16
True Blue American Feb 2019 #19
uponit7771 Feb 2019 #17

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 07:27 AM

1. Of all of the stuff going around

My mind keeps going back years ago to something younger people will not be aware of, it is the fate of the Rosenburgs who were found guilty of giving secrets to the Russians, they were both electrocuted for their
crime, why are we being so wishy washy with Trump?

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 08:14 AM

3. Yeah, but they were commies. We gotta watch out for commies. They are as bad as Democratic Socialist

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:07 AM

7. Yes, and they weren't charged with treason,

 

if I remember correctly. They were charged with espionage. I'm fine with charging the Trump crime family with espionage if people are hung up on the word treason.

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:37 AM

11. And you are very much in the wrong party...

... since the Platform for the Democrats are that they "will abolish the death penalty, a cruel and unusual form of punishment, which has no place in the United States of America". Maybe move on to the Republicans, who will fight for the right of people líke you to enact capital punishment?

The Republicans rightfully love when people are shouting to kill their President, by juridically means or not. It could wash over that silly story with Roger Stone posting pictures of judges in "crosshairs"...

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Response to TomVilmer (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:55 AM

13. Timmygoat didn't advocate for the death penalty,

 

he stated a fact what happened to the Rosenbergs. he was drawing a comparison. I bet that Timmy would be happy to see the entire Trump crime family held accountable, even a few years in prison would suit me.

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Response to TomVilmer (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:57 AM

14. Yet support for the death penalty is actually UP the past few years, not down.

Probably because there are so many obvious cases that deserve it.

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:47 AM

18. The charge against the Rosenburgs was conspiracy to commit espionage.

Ethel Rosenburg was innocent of the charge. Her brother, David Greenglass, lied and implicated his sister to save his own wife, who directly passed information to Russians. He unapologetically admitted this before he died. Those who actually passed atomic secrets to the Soviets lived out their lives. The government used Ethel as a wedge to make her husband confess but she never did and both were executed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

2. Low republican morals and republican crime are a plague upon decent folk

liars, crooks and traitors. Scumbag republicans have pissed all over truth and decency

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 08:53 AM

4. There must be numerous similar schemes in this criminal enterprise.

Hopefully someday the word will get out; if your business is a criminal enterprise do not run for high office.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:04 AM

6. Bernie Madoff, anyone?

Same pyramid scheme.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:45 AM

12. The Trump model is more than a century in development.

Several common themes were involved; hotels, real estate, association with organized crime, and the real money maker bilking the government for personal profit.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:58 AM

15. Yep. Trump is the poor man's Madoff. I've been saying that for some time now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:04 AM

5. The kids are running it. Donald Trump doesn't run period. Heck, he takes a golf cart to the toilet.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:11 AM

8. Yes I've noticed that,

 

Trump gives orders to other people and hides in the shadows and reaps the spoils. That tower in Baku, Azerbaijan that laundered money, some of which went to the Iranian military, was in Ivanka's name.

He would throw his children under the bus if he had to save himself. He is pure evil, and mentally insane, but he is not stupid.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:14 AM

9. It may be implausible, but that doesn't mean it's not true.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 09:34 AM

10. Holy hell...

With all these daily scandals happening it feels like if we rid ourselves and the country of Trumps we’ll all be on the express track to heaven...they encompass and own all evil.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:30 AM

16. Looks like word has not reached everyone about the Trump scammers. In simpler words,

See Trump scam Dick on casino investment. See Trump scam Dick on Hotel/condo investment. See Trump scam Dick on Trump University real estate education.

Run Jane! Run! If Trump catches you, he will scam you on marketing investment. Run Jane. Trump has skinned Dick alive. You can not help Dick. Jane, run from Trump and save yourself from being skinned alive.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 11:08 AM

19. Run, Mitch run!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2019, 10:38 AM

17. SHOCKED !! SHOCKED to see the person who ran a fake college scam innocent people ... shocked

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