Donald Trump loves to talk up his business record, but he for some reason neglects to mention that his history of real estate investment in New York and New Jersey is inextricably linked to mob activity.
There’s Roy Cohn, a known consigliere — think Tom Hagen from The Godfather — to the crime boss of the Genovese crime family. Cohn’s other employer? Donald J.Trump, for whom Cohn worked as a lawyer and “power broker.” Through Cohn,Trump hired a “mobbed up” concrete firm run by Antony “Fat Tony” Salerno — who later went to prison on racketeering charges — and Paul Castellano.
And then there’s Felix Sater, who came to work for Trump after going to prison for “stabbing a man in the face with the stem of a margarita glass.” When Trump and Sater first started working together, Stater was “awaiting sentencing for his role in a Mafia-orchestrated stock fraud scheme.” Since then, Trump’s denied knowing Sater well, but that didn’t stop Trump from asking Sater to […]