On the subject of #CrimeInfested. A thread.

Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, owned and lived in a condo on 43rd floor of Trump Tower.

Currently in prison for money-laundering, bank fraud, tax fraud, witness tampering and conspiracy against the United States.
Helly Nahmad. Owns the entire 51st floor of Trump Tower.

Pleaded guilty and received 12-month prison sentence in 2014 for operating an illegal, multi-million $ gambling business out of Trump Tower. Case tied to notorious Russian mafia "boss of all bosses" Semion Mogilevich
Vadim Trincher, former condo owner on 63rd floor of Trump Tower. Mastermind of Trump Tower gambling ring with Nahmad. 5 years in federal prison and $20 million in asset forfeiture for racketeering.
Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Haitian dictator, tied to death and torture of thousands of its citizens. Arrested upon return from exile and charged with embezzlement and human rights abuse.

Owned a condo at Trump Tower valued at $2.5 million.
Felix Sater. Worked in an office out of the 24th floor of Trump Tower and a Trump Org employee. Lead negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow and Trump Soho.

15 months in prison for stabbing a man with a margarita glass. Also convicted in $40 million stock trading scheme.
Michael Cohen. Trump's personal attorney, former Trump Org employee at Trump Tower and resident of Trump World Tower.

Currently in prison for tax evasion, bank fraud, lying to investigators and campaign finance violations tied to illegal hush money payments at direction of Trump
Joseph Weichselbaum. Trump's personal chopper pilot in the 1980s. Upgraded from 32nd floor Trump Tower apartment to adjoining 49th floor condos while he was serving federal sentence for smuggling cocaine out of Colombia via Miami.

The condos were paid for with all cash.
Vyacheslav Ivankov. Top Russian mafia boss and associate of Semion Mogilevich. Hid out in Trump Tower Moscow and was high-roller at Trump Taj Mahal even while subject of a worldwide FBI manhunt. 9-year prison sentence for racketeering. Shot dead in 2009 outside Moscow restaurant.
Anatoly Golubchik and Michael Sall. Co-conspirators in the Trincher Trump Tower Gambling Ring. Golubchik was described as an enforcer for the group, collecting debts with threat of violence.

Both Golubchik and Sall forfeited their Trump Tower condos as criminal assets.
Fun Fact re Trump Tower Gambling Ring: They reported to Russian mob boss Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, also charged with rigging figure-skating at the 2002 Olympics.

Anyway here he is as at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, 7 months after the Trump Tower raids. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/trump-russian-mobster-tokhtakhounov-miss-universe-moscow/
Correction to this tweet: Ivankov hid out in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, not Trump Tower Moscow.

Trump Tower Moscow is the unrealized project that Trump pursued with the Russian government during the Trump campaign. Then lied about. https://twitter.com/Zeddary/status/1155507787390230528
Steven Hoffenberg. Leased office space on the 15th floor of Trump Tower mere months after the SEC sued him for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in American history until the Madoff scandal.

Served 16 years of a 20 year sentence for bilking $475 million from investors.
Note on Hoffenberg: he's now in the news as he has alleged that Jeffrey Epstein amassed his own fortune during his role in the Towers Financial scheme. https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-jeffrey-epstein-help-steven-hoffenberg-swindle-dollar460-million-in-ponzi-scheme

Also Hoffenberg heads up a Pro-Trump SuperPAC to which he has pledged $50 million.
Ernest Garcia II, billionaire and owner of Drivetime. Huge stakeholder in those hellishly dystopian 'car vending machines' you see advertised. Owns an apartment in Trump Tower.

In 1990 pleaded guilty to a $30 million bank fraud scheme tied to the Keating 5 Savings & Loan scandal
Melvin Cooper. Convicted of helping mastermind a violent loan shark scheme for the Colombo and Gambino crime families in 1985. After getting out of prison he purchased a Trump Tower condo and later bought a second.

Apparently rather disliked by his neighbors.
Here's a fun one concerning Trump, a woman with no income or discernible assets, $6 million worth of Trump Tower Condos, and a big mafia union racketeer.

Check out the last panel for the Art of the Deal.

Sheldon Weinberg. Paid $180,000 a year in rent for his Trump Tower condo at the same time he was pulling in $30,000 a week from Medicare fraud.

Sheldon disappeared in 1989 but was caught after the case was featured on 'Unsolved Mysteries.' Served 16 years.
Jose Maria Marin. Former governor of Sao Paolo and President of the Brazilian Football League. Found guilty of seven counts of money laundering and wire fraud as part of the 2015 FIFA scandal. Currently in prison.

Spent his house arrest pending trial at his condo in Trump Tower.
Chuck Blazer, FIFA executive committee. Pleaded guilty as part of the same scandal. Racketeering, wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering. Died before sentencing.

Two luxury apartments in Trump Tower. One for himself and one exclusively for his cats. https://twitter.com/MorganCarlston/status/1155553236818046977
David Bogatin. One of Trump Tower's earliest tenants, purchased five condos for $6 million in 1984 in a deal that Trump personally closed.

Later extradited from Poland after fleeing indictment in a Russian mob gas smuggling scheme. 7 year prison sentence. https://www.villagevoice.com/1998/05/26/the-most-dangerous-mobster-in-the-world/
Fun fact about Bogatin: He was also a Red Army vet who reportedly spent some time in North Vietnam advising the locals how to shoot down US planes.
Robert Hopkins. Trump personally appeared at closing on his $1.7 million condo that included $200k in cash that Trump counted himself.

Arrested on murder charges and convicted of running a $500,000 a week numbers racket for the Lucchese crime family. https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/05/09/donald-trumps-tower-of-trouble/
I could keep this up. I even limited myself to just one of his properties. I haven't touched Epstein treating Mar a Lago as a hunting ground, or R Kelly holding women at Trump Tower in Chicago. Or Ivanka's Baku escapades. Or the 6 other Trump advisors facing federal sentences rn.
Trump himself could well be facing 12 felonies or more the second he leaves office.

Nothing is more 'crime-infested' than Trumpworld. His properties, his charity, his business, his "university", his friends, his campaign, his inauguration, his White House, his family.
He's a criminal, who gets away with it because he's rich and white and extremely racist. And that's all that "crime infested" attack is. Pure racism from a criminal who surrounds himself with thieves and rapists and treacherous charlatans because they're the only people he trusts
I said 'the end' but we'll call this a post credits scene.

Don King once beat a man to death over a $600 debt. Then stole from every boxer he ever worked with including over a million dollars from Muhammad Ali.
The people are clamoring for an encore, sooooo.... https://twitter.com/PostKranish/status/1155873696181084160?s=19
Condo owners Bogatin & Cooper each ran their schemes with Colombo family capo MIKEY FRANZESE. Who at one point also discussed buying TT condos with Bogatin.

If he sounds familiar, you may remember him back in the day with Nickey Eyes & Pete the Killer. https://books.google.com/books?id=73djDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Trump+Russia+hettena&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ_4yMsN_jAhUMVd8KHeLDCWQQ6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=Trump%20Russia%20hettena&f=false
Clarification: The chinstrap dude in the picture is not the mob boss in question but Tokhtakhounov DID attend Trump's 2013 Miss Universe pageant as a VIP. https://twitter.com/Zeddary/status/1155515059969363969
Max also has everyone covered on Trump's other main hive of scum & villainy and he covered it three years ago. Read. https://twitter.com/maxabelson/status/1156602643185373186
cannot stress enough that NONE of this is anything I've "uncovered." Real journos put this together across many years/publications & I've sought to cite as many as possible.

All I'm doing is framing this history as Trump attacks whole cities & communities as "crime-infested."
Sincere thanks @juliaioffe for the necessary nudge to clarify this one. https://twitter.com/Zeddary/status/1156602438541086720
One I meant to include but forgot. Roberto Polo. Art dealer. Extradited by the US to Switzerland where he was convicted & sentenced to five years for stealing $124 million from investors.

Among items he bought with the cash was 6 (SIX) Trump Tower condos via offshore shell cos
An extremely grim 2020 update. https://twitter.com/Zeddary/status/1285641163341520899
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