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6 Jun
Thinking about movies in NYC in the '70s set me off on a search for an article I had read about bombings in NYC. Not the one I was looking for but this one from @atlasobscura reminded me NYC was bombed 370 times in an 18-month stretch bet '69 & '70...
atlasobscura.com/articles/the-y…
...Maybe time for a "Where are they now?" series. In 1981, the FBI described Croation-American nationalists as "the most violent terrorist group in the United States" after the arrest of nine of them...
nytimes.com/1981/07/23/us/…
...Just posting articles for now. Names of the eight Croation-American nationalists indicted in 1981 (one was 1arrested in Ontario)....
nytimes.com/1981/06/26/us/…
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31 May
Update: Not sure if I missed it the first time around but Schiller's purchase of a house in Boca for $1.1m in Aug '20 is recorded in PBC records sans address as is a $375k mortgage paid off three month later...1/?
...When Schiller bought a condo in Boca in Oct '18 for $444k, he apparently paid cash & then took out a $269k mortgage in from the same lender in Sept '19. Paid it off one month later. Odd....
...Back story behind Keith Schiller's purchase of a $1.1m house in Boca Raton gets more twisty. As PBC property records show, the house was sold in Sept '19 for $682.5k & then purchased by Schiller in Aug '20 for $1.1m. Here are the details....
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30 May
An earlier comment re Trump's former bodyguard, Keith W. Schiller, prompted me to see what he's been up to. Looks like Schiller, 63, married a 28 yr old woman from the Philippines in Delray in '19. And that's not all...
...In Oct '18, Keith Schiller purchased a Boca condo from a Panamanian company for $444k & sold it for $575k in July '20. Maybe Keith's bride preferred to stay in Key Biscayne...
...Schiller reinstated the FL registration for his company, KS Global LLC, in Oct '20. He's also the registered agent for the Monte Realty Group LLC which apparently is Trump related but I don't remember hearing about it....
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30 May
Just speculating. What do Alexander Levin, Roman Nasirov & Lev Parnas have in common? Levin made his fortune in Ukrainian real estate development - possible he's linked to the $10m "corporate" loan GEOS KFT made to Hudson Holdings in the fall of '16 arranged by Nasirov?...
Bookmarking - Solomon Kinraich's MLK Capital arranged a $19m loan to Hudson Holdings from Gamma Capital in Jan '17...
mlkrecapital.com/leadership
...Oh. Gamma Real Estate Capital is owned by Richard & Jonathan Kalikow. Peter is a cousin. Wonder how they made out on the St Louis project - not listed on the Gamma website...
gammarealestate.com/about/
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24 May
@DerWouter @StacyJannis PACER - March '18 RICO case filed against Andrew Greenbaum, Steven Michael, Hudson Holdings, HH Gulfstream LLC, CDS Gulfstream LLC & then dropped...??? Image
...Do we know anything about William "Bill" H. Milmoe? CEO of CDS International Holdings, Inc, Celsius Holdings, Inc. & Integrated BioPharma, Inc?
...Per SEC, Carl DeSantis owns or did own 38% of Celsius Holdings. He also got into a legal wrangle w the principals of Hudson Holdings which I'll take another look at later....
sec.gov/Archives/edgar…
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22 May
First tweeted about Columbia Grammar in May '18 in connection w Michael Cohen's chairmanship & a $9m construction project but didn't look at other members of the board. Take president, Andrew Zaro, for example....
...Mr. Zaro is chairman of the financial services & investment company, Cavalry Portfolio Services. He owns a very expensive Park Ave apartment along w a number of other well known & not so well known billionaires...
…eb-replica-virginia.mansionglobal.com/articles/billi…
...Just checked the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School website. Andrew Zaro is now chairman of the board of trustees which includes among others, Donny Deutsch & Jeff Zucker's ex, Caryn....
cgps.org/about/board-of…
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21 May
Per audited financial statements submitted in a NYS Supreme Court case, Madison Avenue Diamonds LLC dba Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry incurred cumulative losses of $19 million bet its inception in '07 & '12. In '12 alone, the business lost $1.8m....
...In '12, Ivanka & her business partner & close friend, Moshe Lax, replaced the ITFJ president w Geoffrey Hess who had no prior experience in the retail or jewelry industries. In fact, Hess was a former partner in Giuliani Partners per LinkedIn...
...Coincidentally (or not), 2012 was the same year Jared Kushner entered into a real estate partnership w Raz Steinmetz, nephew of convicted diamond dealer, Beny Steinmetz per the NYT....
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20 May
@DerWouter Just found out the list of new M-A-L members in '16 & '17 provided by a follower came from a Feb '17 NYT story. Very exclusive - Avi Greenbaum & Steven Michael, Hudson Holdings principals, made the cut...
nytimes.com/2017/02/18/us/…
...You have to wonder why, if Andrew "Avi" Greenbaum wanted to delineate his business interests from those of the Galbut family's, he stuck w "Hudson" since he & the Galbuts were once members of Hudson Capital, LLC....
...If you're just tuning in, Steven Michael, Avi Greenbaum's partner in Hudson Holdings LLC, a "real estate development" firm, formerly located in Delray Beach, married a young woman from Ukraine who posed for a pic w Trump at M-A-L...
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19 May
Looks like I have to apologize to Thomas Gucciardi. I phoned the FL Dept of Financial Licenses which provided his FL insurance advisor license number. The person I spoke to has no idea why I couldn't access info about him via a name search.... ImageImage
...Of the 84 insurance companies Thomas Gucciardi has represented since 1983, 11 are active appointments. Of the 11 active appointments, 7 were issued in 2019 or later. Four active appointments expire on July 31 2021....
...10 of the 11 active appointments issued to Mr Gucciardi are for life insurance & one is for health insurance. He sells at least some life & health insurance policies thru his company, Imaginary Concepts which is registered at sunbiz.org... Image
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1 May
April's come & gone & I forgot to retweet my favorite NYT story dated April 1, 1939 about a huge shipment of gold shipped from either Nazi Germany or England secretly unloaded at a NYC pier less than five months after Kristallnacht....
nytimes.com/1939/04/01/arc…
..I first came across the story more than a decade ago & I've since posted about it on Twitter several times in hope one of the historians here could tell me more about it...
..Me again, trying to generate interest in the secret shipment of gold story...
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17 Apr
@DerWouter Read the DOJ tax evasion case filed against Roger & Nydia Stone yesterday & have some comments. One, Roger Stone can't claim he's being persecuted by the Biden DOJ since we already knew the IRS was actively looking into his case in Nov 2020....
...Russell Harris, the mortgagee for the condo Roger & Nydia Stone purchased, is name as a party to the suit since he has an interest in the property to the tune of a $393k balloon mortgage w no fixed payment schedule...
...Russell D Harris owns more than one property in Broward County & elsewhere in S FL but, as memory serves me, the properties were transferred from Robert C Harris & Russell hadn't entered into any other agreements similar to the one w the Stones...
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9 Apr
@ThomasS4217 Hang on. Samuel Armes worked w Greenberg to set up a bitcoin operation in the Seminole Tax Office. Per sunbiz.org, Armes is now partners w Jason Holloway in BITACTION PAC, LLC. Holloway apparently is a candidate for FL office.....
floridapolitics.com/archives/40325…
...Be somewhat amusing if the company named Three Gates LLC by Greenberg's pal, Samuel Armes, is a play on Matt G's name...
...LinkedIn profile of Joel Greenberg's bitcoin associate, Samuel Armes, in case it disappears....
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2 Apr
More on Chris Dorworth, Matt & Joel's pal who is a managing partner at Ballard Partners. Brian Ballard, founder, was linked to Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman....
Per LinkedIn, Chris Dorworth w Ballard Partners & Rebekah Hammond Dorworth of Kyra Solutions appear to be related. Both in government related jobs....
Orlando Sentinel in '10 on Chris Dorworth's messy divorce. Paramours, trust funds, etc....
orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-20…
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1 Apr
@DerWouter @StacyJannis Missed the details of the Dec '20 sale of 4 Indian Creek Road, reportedly to Jared & Ivanka. Julio Iglesias sold it to Top Line Ventures Limited via Cabana Love L.L.C. but Top Line's address is in c/o MDR Mayfair in DUBAI....
...The Real Deal reported the terms of the sale of 4 Indian Creek Road in Dec '20. Since no one else apparently finds the arrangement odd. I guess the deal is legit....
therealdeal.com/miami/2020/12/…
...Oh. MDR Mayfair is a London based wealth management firm w offices in Dubai....
mdrmayfair.com/people/#dubai
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1 Apr
As reported by @PoliticoRyan, Ivanka's signature W-GDP program in connection w USAID was an unaccountable mess which is no surprise to anyone who followed the news about it from Day One....
politico.com/news/2021/03/3…
...Ivanka's W-GDP website was part of the WH site & never included any government official's name other Ivanka's. The only two major change since July '19 was the deletion of Trump's EO & the addition of an annual report.....
web.archive.org/web/2019030108…
...Two excerpts from Trump's EO establishing Ivanka's W-GDP program & ordering other agencies to kick in funding. As far as I know, no one has ever accounted for how Ivanka spent that $300 million...
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8 Mar
If Cy Vance wants to, I'm sure he could put additional pressure on Trump Org employees to cooperate. Eg on her '17 OGE report, Lynne Patton declared a substantial portion of her income in '16 was derived from the use of Trump facilities which I doubt was taxed...
...Screenshot of Lynne Patton's OGE report. Part of her $106k income from Trump Org came from golf memberships etc. The fact that her income was only $106k including the employee bennies is a telltale sign of her real status in the company....
...Admittedly, I was angry that Lynne Patton, a self-acknowledged lifelong cocaine addict & chronic liar, held an important position at HUD overseeing billions of dollars of federal spending....
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5 Mar
After reading this WP article re two companies, Arsenal Media Group & Olympic Media, gouging first time political candidates, I compiled a list of all of the payments made to both firms in this election cycle per FEC records...
washingtonpost.com/local/md-polit…
...Olympic Media took in $11.8m, $3.8m of which came from the We Are Great Again PAC. When I saw Chris Marston was the treasurer, I suspected it wasn't on the up & up & I was right. Not one dime of the $4.5m raised in the '19-'20 cycle went to support or oppose a candidate...
...The We Are Great Again PAC website is no longer accessible but the latest version in the archives shows GOP operative, @EdBrookover, as chairman. I'd really like to hear Mr. Brookover justify raking in $4.5m in small donations & spending the entire amount on admin costs....
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2 Mar
WinRed, the GOP's answer to ActBlue, still hasn't filed a January '21 report w the FEC. Other campaign committees managed by treasurer, Ben Otthenhoff & his partner, Caleb Crosby, have though. List of committees they managed in the '19-'20 election cycle....
...Julie Dozier & Janna Rutland are friends/relatives of Caleb Crosby who all live in a Birmingham AL suburb. Neither Dozier or Rutland is a lawyer or a CPA. First came across Dozier's name in connection w Rick Scott's New Republican PAC....
...Odd. The Peachtree PAC, registered w the FEC on Nov 6 '20, hasn't filed a statement of organization yet although Julie Dozier, treasurer, filed a Filing Frequency Notice on Nov 9 '20. Peachtree PAC contributions totaled $38m in Dec '20, all from the Senate Leadership Fund....
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26 Feb
Been awhile since I looked at 990s filed by Matt Schlapp's American Conservative Union. The most recent one available is for the year ended March 31 '19. Here's a few screenshots. First is the cover page....
...ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp doesn't take a salary but some of the other employees are handsomely paid. (I'm sure benefits in other ways)...
....Matt Schlapp's American Conservative Union shells out relatively big $$$ to independent contractors....
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25 Feb
@DerWouter Per @SollenbergerRC for Salon, Cleta Mitchell replaced the Foley & Lardner PAC treasurer w Chris Marston, a regular on the 501c4/PAC treasurer circuit & whose work is generally substandard....
salon.com/2021/02/23/one… Image
...Chris Marston is currently the treasurer of 228 campaign committees per the FEC.... Image
...I don't know if you remember but Chris Marston prepared the 990s for Shining City, a questionable 501c4 which at one point was led by Aryeh Lightstone who went on to Ambassador David Friedman's right hand man in Israel...
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23 Feb
Here's what I know as fact re what Ted Cruz's Jobs, Freedom & Security PAC reported to the FEC. The Cruz PAC reported a total of $758k in individual contributions in Jan '21 of which $648k reportedly came from unitemized contributions. Compare to the '19-'20 election cycle....
...Unlike in '20, WinRed recorded a memo transaction to record $767k in contributions to the Cruz PAC on Jan 12 '20 which I think means no cash changed hands. In '20, the Cruz PAC recorded every individual contribution....
..Between Jan '19 & Dec '20, the Cruz PAC paid WinRed a total of $12k in "credit card merchant fees." In Jan '21, the PAC paid $615k to WinRed for "credit card merchant fees" in a lump sum on Jan '12 '21, the same day the $767k receipt was recorded...
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