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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 09:59 AM

Wanted in Russia, he partied at Mar-a-Lago - and invested in cheap South Florida homes


BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS AND LILY DOBROVOLSKAYA

MARCH 12, 2019 07:00 AM,

UPDATED 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES AGO

Last year, President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club hosted a black-tie “Safari Night” fundraiser for a favorite charity of one of his older sisters. The event included Chinese dancers, a silent art auction and one unusual guest: Sergey Danilochkin, a Russian real estate investor who had settled in South Florida after authorities in his home country accused him of taking part in a massive tax fraud linked to the most contentious corruption case of the 21st century.

Party-goers had no idea they were rubbing shoulders with a wanted man. While the guests sipped cocktails and studied photos of African wildlife, Danilochkin, who is also an aspiring journalist, filmed the bustling ballroom on a smartphone and posted the footage on YouTube. Holding a flute of champagne and wearing a dark suit, the Russian émigré addressed the camera in his native tongue, alluding to the uncanny way Russians seem to turn up in the president’s orbit.

“The most interesting thing,” Danilochkin said, “is that we met a lot of people here who speak Russian.”

Making it to Mar-a-Lago shows how far Danilochkin — who denies the charges against him — has come. In 2010, he fled Moscow fearing for his life as Russian authorities investigated his alleged role in a $170 million tax fraud. The case became big news, especially once it was linked to the organized-crime group behind the so-called “Magnitsky affair,” a Russian corruption scandal that dominated international headlines starting around 2009.

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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article222746560.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:17 AM

1. That's two stories tying Elizabeth Trump Grau to shady characters

Here's the other one:

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/a-florida-massage-parlor-owner-has-been-selling-chinese-execs-access-to-trump-at-mar-a-lago/

Granted Mr. Trump Grau is/was "Director of Entertainment" at Mar-A-Lago so she and hubby probably throw a lotta parties but still...

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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:25 AM

2. Kick

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