Huffingtonpost Article Calls Into Question The Donald’s Casino Business Connections
An article in Huffingtonpost.com today — Thursday, April 28 — implies that Donald Trump’s past claims to have kept his gaming ventures free of the taint of organized crime, unlike many of his competitors, may not be entirely on the up and up.
Specifically, the article alludes to the fact that the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City has relied on a partnership with two investors reputedly linked to the mob, which prompted New Jersey regulators to force Trump to buy them out. It says he also employed a known Asian organized crime figure as a vice president at the Taj Mahal casino for five years, defending the executive against regulators’ attempts to take away his license, according to law enforcement officials.
As Trump considers a run for the presidency, this new revelation could “complicate his efforts to project an image of a trusted power in the business world,” the article says. Go here to see the entire story.