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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:13 AM

Trump Organization taps criminal defense attorney as Manhattan prosecutors close in on business deal

trump has lawyered up. I hope that this defense attorney has a large retainer



On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that former President Donald Trump's family business has retained Ronald Fischetti, a high-powered criminal defense lawyer, as New York prosecutors continue to investigate Trump's finances.

"Mr. Fischetti, 84 years old, is a former law partner of Mark Pomerantz, the former federal prosecutor working on the investigation for the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Mr. Pomerantz was sworn in as a special assistant district attorney in February and is now on leave from law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP," reported Corinne Ramey and Rebecca Davis O'Brien.

"Mr. Vance's office has said it is investigating possible bank, tax or insurance fraud," said the report. "Prosecutors have subpoenaed information from former President Donald Trump's banks, lenders, an insurance broker and other parties, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported. They are examining financial transactions at Manhattan properties including Mr. Trump's flagship Trump Tower; Seven Springs, an estate in Westchester, N.Y.; and a hotel in Chicago, The Journal reported."

The investigation accelerated after a February Supreme Court ruling that Vance could obtain the president's tax returns. A previous report indicated that state prosecutors are also subpoenaing the financial records of Allen Weisselberg, the longtime Trump Organization CFO.

I am amused that the only attorney who will take this case is 84 years old

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:17 AM

1. yeah it was my reaction too.

high powered at 84 might be more like a fizzle. He could collapse on the stand. Working on a case requires many hours of hard work and pressure.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:19 AM

2. This will be a complex case with a high power accounting firm crunching numbers

Accountants hate being stiffed as much as lawyers. This will be fun to watch

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Response to drray23 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 02:24 AM

3. He'll just be first chair. His staff will do all the work. This is a reputation hire. nt

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Response to drray23 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:10 AM

5. maybe he just plan to scream "Antifa did it"

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:09 AM

4. I assume he knows he will never be paid

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 08:18 AM

6. If Mr. Fischetti expects his clients to follow directions and pay his fees,

this won't last very long.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 10:26 AM

7. These are good proposals

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 10:29 AM

8. K & R for your end

I am amused that the only attorney who will take this case is 84 years old

Damn!

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