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1.After three years in jail, a racketeer convicted of running an international gambling and #MoneyLaundering ring in partnership with a #Moscow crimelord was released and lived on the 63rd floor of #TrumpTower

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2.#VadimTrincher, pleaded guilty in 2013 to running what a federal prosecutor called “one of the biggest bookmaking operations in the world"

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3.That international racketeering enterprise began in 2006, laundered a total of approximately $100 million, $50 million was transferred into the #USA.often through a series of shell corporations in #Cyprus through loans

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4. One of #Trincher’s partners and a codefendant in the criminal case brought by @PreetBharara was #Tokhtakhounov a Russian crime boss under indictment for attempting to fix a figure skating competition at 2002 Olympics.

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5.#Tokhtakhounov used his political, business, and criminal connections in #Russia to recruit clients for the gambling, The gangster, nicknamed “Taiwanchik,” also made sure that gambling debts were paid.

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6..According to @FBI, the “Taiwanchik-#Trincher Organization” catered primarily to “millionaires and billionaires across the globe” who placed large bets-often in the hundreds of thousands of dollars,on soccer,NBA and MLB

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7. The clients were primarily from #Russia and #Ukraine, #Trincher directed bookies in #Moscow and #Ukraine and dealt directly with the gambling ring’s biggest clients, several of whom were #Russian oligarchs.

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9. #Trincher operated from his #TrumpTower home, a 3073-square-foot corner apartment with sweeping views south towards St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center

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10.The investigation that resulted in charges against #Trincher, two of his sons, #Tokhtakhounov and 30 other defendants, @FBI agents received court authorization to monitor #Trincher’s cell phone for several months

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12.While monitoring #Trincher, @FBI discovered the massive amounts being bet by the clients.During an April 2012 conversation,#Trincher and an associate discussed how one man owed $2.3 million

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13.@FBI also learned that #Trincher’s clients included numerous billionaires, i#Moscow real estate titan Roman #Manashirov and Igor #Surkis, owner of Dynamo #Kiev, #Ukraine’s biggest soccer team.

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14.#Trincher is a dual citizen of the #USA and #Israel, was recorded in February 2012 telling a friend in #Kiev about how he had paid $10,000 to participate the previous evening in a 100-player celebrity poker tournament

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15.#Trincher recalled that he and his wife posed for a photo with the 42nd president, and added that he also saw @IvankaTrump at the event (held in a #Manhattan restaurant).

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16. @IvankaTrump is listed as giving the organization between $5000 and $10,000 in 2012

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17 .In mid-April 2013, as @FBI fanned out across #NewYork to apprehend defendants in the case,a team of #FBI agents arrived at #TrumpTower at around dawn on a Tuesday morning to arrest #Trincher and search Apartment 63A-B

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18.After leading #Trincher out in handcuffs, @FBI seized $2.3 million in poker chips, $93,075 worth of gold coins and ingots, about $80,000 in dollars and Euros, and jewelry, eight cell phones, four of which were “burners

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19. In addition to seeking forfeiture of the items taken from #Trincher’s residence, prosecutors initially announced that they would also go after the #TrumpTower apartment itself

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20.#Trincher’s condo was one of several prime #TrumpTower units that #Trump bought upon the building’s completion in 1983.The investment units, began hitting the market when #Trump´s financial prospects waned in the 90s

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21. #Trump personally sold Apartment 63A-B in March 1994 to a company controlled by Oleg #Boiko, #Boiko was an early backer of Boris Yeltsin, and is one of #Russia’s original oligarchs

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22. .In May 2009, #Boiko sold the apartment to #Trincher for $5 million cash.At the same time, #Trincher listed their address as a 45th floor apartment in #TrumpTower
(Deed was listen to a #Russian woman)

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23. @FBI analysis of the 2009 purchase of Apartment 63A-B revealed that funds used to buy the residence had been moved through #Trincher’s shell accounts in #Cyprus.

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24. Prosecutors contended that #Trincher paid for his #TrumpTower abode with proceeds from a racketeering enterprise, the condo did not get forfeited as part of plea deal.

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25.According to court records, #Trincher and his son Illya surrendered a total of more than $30 million in cash and other valuables.

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26.#Trincher kept accounts in the names of his wife, children, and girlfriend, and likely had other substantial assets and business interests in the #USA #Israel, and the former #SovietUnion

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27.#Trincher, who had no prior criminal record, was sentenced in April 2014 to five years in prison to be followed by three years of probation.

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28.Prosecutor Joshua Naftalis described #Trincher’s ring as “one of the biggest bookmaking operations in the world,” adding that #Trincher brought his sons into illegal gambling business“grooming them to take his role.

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29.#Trincher spent most of his time in custody at the low security federal lockup in Allenwood, #Pennsylvania. He was released to a halfway house in #Brooklyn, where he spent six weeks before home confinement

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30.Following a leak from an upstairs apartment #Trincher filed an October 2012 lawsuit claiming that water had irreparably damaged custom designed wall panels that would cost in excess of $5 million to replace

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31. A rare silk rug worth $150,000 was also ruined, #Trincher said. Damage to the condo forced him to cancel a fundraiser they had planned for @NewtGingrich, then a Presidential candidate

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33.The deed to the #Trincher residence was transferred to a holding company, Trin Holdings,who took out a pair of mortgages totaling $3 million. The lender was Avegyo Invest Ltd, a firm in Larnaca, #Cyprus.

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