Ivanka Trump’s shady financial shenanigans are part of NY state’s legal probes

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Fascist baby-whisperer Ivanka Trump has been awfully quiet these past two weeks, huh? CNN reported yesterday that Ivanka, a senior advisor to her father, “has pretty much removed herself from this,” “this” being the fascist ratf–king meltdown from her father. Sources claim that “Ivanka is well aware she has a business she might want to return to, or even a future political life.” Lolz. Almost on cue, the NY Times reports that New York state is moving ahead with all of their investigations into the Trump crime family’s financial f–kery, including all of these shady payments to Ivanka:

Two separate New York State fraud investigations into President Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The inquiries — a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and a civil one by the state attorney general, Letitia James — are being conducted independently. But both offices issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization in recent weeks for records related to the fees, the people said. The subpoenas were the latest steps in the two investigations of the Trump Organization, and underscore the legal challenges awaiting the president when he leaves office in January. There is no indication that his daughter is a focus of either inquiry, which the Trump Organization has derided as politically motivated.

Among the revelations was that Mr. Trump reduced his taxable income by deducting about $26 million in fees to unidentified consultants as a business expense on numerous projects between 2010 and 2018. Some of those fees appear to have been paid to Ms. Trump, The Times found. On a 2017 disclosure she filed when joining the White House as a presidential adviser, she reported receiving payments from a consulting company she co-owned, totaling $747,622, that exactly matched consulting fees claimed as tax deductions by the Trump Organization for hotel projects in Hawaii and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Alan Garten, general counsel for the Trump Organization, said in a statement that “this is just the latest fishing expedition in an ongoing attempt to harass the company. Everything was done in strict compliance with applicable law and under the advice of counsel and tax experts. All applicable taxes were paid and no party received any undue benefit.”

[From The NY Times]

Basically, Ivanka worked for Trump Org and was being paid by that company, and she was also funneling millions of dollars to a consulting firm – which likely just existed on paper – she also owned. Yeah, financial crimes mostly bore me to tears, but the relevant part is that ‘Vanka isn’t going to be able to stick her tail between her legs and hide out in Palm Beach. She’s going be the centerpiece in so many criminal cases and civil lawsuits when all is said and done.

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