Editor’s note: Fake vitamins, phony sales seminars, it all smells of a marriage of InfoWars and Amway. It is also all criminal, not civil, the lawsuit alleges racketeering and the GOP strangehold on the Department of Justice is all that protects this gang of degenerates from being perp walked.
“New York Times: The 160-page complaint alleges that Mr. Trump and his family received secret payments from three business entities in exchange for promoting them as legitimate opportunities, when in reality they were get-rich-quick schemes that harmed investors, many of whom were unsophisticated and struggling financially.
Those business entities were ACN, a telecommunications marketing company that paid Mr. Trump millions of dollars to endorse its products; the Trump Network, a vitamin marketing enterprise; and the Trump Institute, which the suit said offered “extravagantly priced multiday training seminars” on Mr. Trump’s real estate “secrets.”
The four plaintiffs, who were identified only with pseudonyms like Jane Doe, depict the Trump Organization as a racketeering enterprise that defrauded thousands of people for years as the president turned from construction to licensing his name for profit. The suit also names Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump as defendants.”
From the Daily Beast:
A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Monday accuses President Trump of endorsing sham companies in exchange for hefty, undisclosed fees, according to a report from The New York Times. Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr. are also named as defendants. The lawsuit, which has been underwritten by a company whose chairman has donated to Democratic candidates, claims that Trump and his children were secretly paid to promote three businesses—telecommunications marketing company ACN, vitamin-marketing company Trump Network, and real-estate advice company Trump Institute—that were actually “get-rich-quick schemes,” the newspaper reports. “This case connects the dots at the Trump Organization and involves systematic fraud that spanned more than a decade, involved multiple Trump businesses and caused tremendous harm to thousands of hardworking Americans,” two lawyers for the plaintiffs said in a statement cited by the Times. The lawyers denied to the Times that the suit, filed days before the midterm elections, was politically motivated. “The case is being brought now because it is ready now,” the pair said.