Former Trump tax attorney busted with federal extortion charges

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Former Trump tax attorney busted with federal extortion charges

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm

The attorney hired by President Donald Trump to challenge his Chicago tax assessments was slapped with federal charges Thursday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Federal agents raided Ed Burke’s government office and personal business office in the last two months.

It was unclear at the time if the federal investigation was regarding the president’s finances or something outside of Burke’s work for Trump. Burke did tax-related work for the Trump Organization for the past twelve years before the two parties severed the relationship earlier this year.

Burke “announced his breakup with Trump in letters filed last month with the Cook County courts and the Illinois State Property Tax Appeal Board in which he wrote that ‘irreconcilable differences’ have led his firm to stop representing Trump’s company and step aside in five current cases that seek refunds of millions of dollars in property taxes the president’s company has paid,” the Sun-Times reported in June 2018.

Instead, the charges stem from a fast-food company’s “remodeling project in 2017,” the Sun-Times wrote. “The company sought support from Burke for the project, and he tried to land the company as a client for his firm.”

As part of the investigation, Burke’s cell phone conversations were secretly recorded.

“As you are aware, there have previously been several other investigations such as this. In every instance, we cooperated fully. And in every instance nothing has been found,” Burke was quoted as saying after the raid.
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Re: Former Trump tax attorney busted with federal extortion charges

#2 Post by DispositionMatrix » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:20 am

Feds Seize 23 Guns From Anti-Gun Alderman Ed Burke's Office
Federal agents removed 23 firearms from Chicago alderman Edward Burke’s office, located in a gun-free zone, in the wake of federal corruption charges.
More directly tied to his role with the city’s finances, the alderman suggested that any financial institution working with the city must submit an affidavit stating that their other customers would not sell firearms to individuals under 21 years of age, and forbidding them from selling “high capacity” magazines, circumventing the Second Amendment through monetary means.

Burke’s outward stance on firearms notwithstanding, he apparently has no aversions to owning a few—or 23—of his own. NBC Chicago reports that the alderman obtained a license as a private eye to gain a Firearm Control Card, necessary in Chicago to carry a firearm as part of employment. He also at one time held a license as a security guard. This was apparently unnecessary, as an 1872 law delegates mayors and aldermen as peace officers that can legally carry firearms.

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#3 Post by highdesert » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am

Old Chicago politics haven't died, but the feds will cripple them. The BGA has an investigation going on Burke.
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#4 Post by K9s » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:28 pm

Gawd! It seems that power does corrupt. Is anyone in politics for a few years actually honest and trustworthy?
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#5 Post by VodoundaVinci » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 am

The only way to get where these filthy rich/powerful people are (Rich and Powerful) is to cheat, steal, lie, and manipulate others to do the same. There is no honest Way to get where these folks are.

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#6 Post by K9s » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:14 pm

VodoundaVinci wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 am
The only way to get where these filthy rich/powerful people are (Rich and Powerful) is to cheat, steal, lie, and manipulate others to do the same. There is no honest Way to get where these folks are.

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Re: Former Trump tax attorney busted with federal extortion charges

#7 Post by featureless » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:02 pm

K9s wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:14 pm
VodoundaVinci wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:52 am
The only way to get where these filthy rich/powerful people are (Rich and Powerful) is to cheat, steal, lie, and manipulate others to do the same. There is no honest Way to get where these folks are.

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Not always honest when foul play's afoot. Fortunately, my daughter has no interest in my pocket lint collection, so I can eat the food in my fridge without worry. The burdens the wealthy must live through!

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