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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:52 PM

Special Report: Trump's Business Network Reached Alleged Russian Mobsters [View all]

Source: USA Today

To expand his real estate developments over the years, Donald Trump, his company and partners repeatedly turned to wealthy Russians and oligarchs from former Soviet republics several allegedly connected to organized crime, according to a USA TODAY review of court cases, government and legal documents and an interview with a former federal prosecutor.

The president and his companies have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering.

Trump told reporters in February: "I have no dealings with Russia. I have no deals that could happen in Russia, because weve stayed away. And I have no loans with Russia. I have no loans with Russia at all."

Yet in 2013, after Trump addressed potential investors in Moscow, he bragged to Real Estate Weekly about his access to Russia's rich and powerful. I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room, Trump said, referring to Russians who made fortunes when former Soviet state enterprises were sold to private investors.



Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/28/trump-business-past-ties-russian-mobsters-organized-crime/98321252/



Long but worth reading. Evident that USA Today spent time/effort on this story.

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