Stories in two contexts.  First the building elevator skips ten imaginary floors so he can claim it’s taller than other buildings in the city.  And second, the money  he made which laundered money for the condos sold to Russians for his loan money… which NYC banks would not lend hi m due to his many bankruptcy’s.

🏦  Aleksandr Burman, a Ukrainian who engaged in a health care scheme that cost the federal government $26 million and was sentenced to a decade in prison, paid $725,000 cash for a condo at a T-RUMP Tower I in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. in 2009.

🏦  Leonid Zeldovich, who has reportedly done extensive business in the Russian-annexed area of Crimea, bought four Trump units outright at a cost of more than $4.35 million, three of them in New York City between 2007 and 2010.

🏦  And Igor Romashov, who served as chairman of the board of Transoil, a Russian oil transport company subject to U.S. sanctions, paid $620,000 upfront for a unit at a building adorned with the future U.S. president's name in Sunny Isles Beach in 2010.

Buyers connected to Russia or former Soviet republics made 86 all-cash sales — totaling nearly $109 million — at 10 Trump-branded properties in South Florida and New York City, according to a new analysis shared with McClatchy. Many of them made purchases using shell companies designed to obscure their identities.
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So much is mentioned of the great job T-RUMP did with the T-RUMP tower but just like everything else there is a dark side to it.   And not just in height, stories of sordid residents and really sordid building practices and corruption that has been T-RUMP since he was born.  

First the dynamics, 58 stories according to city records, or 68 stories according to Donald Trump who had the residential elevator buttons skip 0 floors to make the building seem bigger.  Amazing how one mans life is devoted to the absence of truth.  To lie about floor numbers.  Truly the work of a class act scumbag.

As the circuit court continues to investigate possible Russian connections to the T-RUMP campaign, here’s a look at some of the most controversial residents of T-RUMP Tower over the years. It’s a who’s who of scumbags, entertainers, crooks and the prime requisite to joining this elite address was money.

In the end you’ll see how Trump has a lifetime of cheating, corruption, bad players in the crime business and 3,500 lawsuits against him filled in NYC.  He acts no different in the WhiteHouse proving how really stupid and ignorant many voters who believed him were.  They are to blame for setting this country back 100 years.

🏦  63RD FLOOR -   Vadim Trincher’s former condo till he was removed.  Trincher was a leader of a Russian-American crime ring that operated an international gambling operation from Trump Tower. The ring laundered over $100 million, according to the U.S. attorney's office and FBI. 

🏦  51ST FLOOR  -  Hillel “Helly” Nahmad owned multiple condos on this floor.  Nahmad acquired nearly an entire floor of the building over the course of a decade for an estimated $21 million, according to listings on StreetEasy.  David Nahmad is a retired fine art dealer and billionaire.  A descendant of a Jewish Syrian art family residing in Monaco and cousin of defunct Edmond Safra, he and his relations are perhaps the single biggest buying force in fine art.  The whole family is in the Art business and got nailed for Trincher activities.

Trincher, Nahmad and dozens of others pleaded guilty to charges connected to the gambling operation, while their alleged ringleader, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, slipped away as a fugitive in Moscow where he attended Trump’s Miss Universe Competition just months after the FBI conducted a raid of Trincher's apartment in 2013.

🏦  49TH FLOOR  -  Former rental apartment of ex-FIFA official Chuck Blazer.  Blazer rented an $18,000 per month apartment for himself and a second $6,000 per month apartment primarily for his cats. According to Blazer's former girlfriend Mary Lynn Blanks, Blazer also enjoyed attending Trump's Miss Universe competitions and let Trump film a commercial for Trump University in his apartment.

Blazer went on to befriend Russian President Vladimir Putin and voted for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup before admitting in court to taking bribes and pleading guilty to tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud.

🏦  43RD FLOOR -  Condo of Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Manafort purchased his $3.6 million Trump Tower condo in 2006.
But federal investigators now allege that Manafort made millions working as an unregistered foreign agent for pro-Russian political leaders and charged him with conspiracy and money laundering last October. He has pleaded not guilty and has filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of Mueller.  
He lost both attempts and has been proven guilty on eight accounts and has turned states evidence on a plea deal so he is on Mueller’s team now if he doesn’t want to die in prison.

🏦  26TH AND 25TH FLOORS - USED FOR COLLUSION  -  Trump campaign and presidential transition offices.  It was here that Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Manafort agreed to take a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 after being promised potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton, according to email records.

After the election, Michael Flynn and Kushner arranged a separate, private meeting with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at Trump Tower that they said was to establish a “fresh start” in U.S.-Russian relations, according to a statement made by Kushner in July 2017.

Last December, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Kislyak and is now cooperating with Mueller’s investigation while facing up to five years in prison. Kushner denies any wrongdoing. When it comes to alleged Russian connections, Trump also denies any collusion.

A fire on the 50th floor at the weekend, which claimed the life of 67-year-old art dealer Todd Brassner, has put the skyscraper and its residents in the spotlight. Four firefighters were injured but the blaze was contained, prompting the President to praise the strength of the tower.

Although he retains an office there, since picking up the keys to the White House Trump and his wife Melania no longer spend much time at their penthouse.

The tycoon initially moved into Trump Tower - which cost about £150million to build - with his first wife Ivana and their children.

🏦  Soon show business stars were beating a path to the skyscraper. In that first decade the actor Bruce Willis, singer Paul Anka and entertainer Liberace all bought apartments. Willis eventually put his on the market for £10million in 2005.  

🏦  Another early resident was the chat show host Johnny Carson, but he left under a cloud in 1987 following a row over a missing coat. Two Trump employees, who were accused of stealing the garment, were duly sacked... only for Carson to later shamefacedly admit that he had found it.

🏦  Few tenants attracted as much publicity for the building, on the site of a former department store, as Michael Jackson. For 10 months in 1994 the singer rented a duplex on the 63rd floor - once the home of Trump's parents - and turned one of the bedrooms into a mirrored dance studio. Jackson is said to have paid about £80,000 a month, compared with the average price now of around £35,000 a month.

🏦  British composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber sold his 5,300-square-foot apartment on the 59th and 60th floors for an eye watering £12million in 2010.

🏦  Other residents are notorious rather than starry, including Jean-Claude Duvalier, the Haitian dictator overthrown in a 1986 uprising, whose £2million apartment was owned through a Panamanian holding company.

🏦  63rd FLOOR - The one-time renter of a home on floor 63 was career criminal Jay Weinberg, who was convicted in the late 1980s of one of the biggest medical care frauds in US history.

🏦  WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU -  These days The Donald owns about one-third of the tower which carries his name, a stake which is worth about £335million but has some £70million debt attached. However should anyone need reminding who is in charge, there is a Trump bar, a Trump grill and a Trump café in the complex.

It’s also emerged that the Pentagon signed an 18-month deal, costing £2million of taxpayers' cash, so it could have a command post on the same floors as Trump's penthouse.   The fact that the President rarely sets foot in the building now was apparently overlooked.

Recent residents also include Guido Lombardi, on floors 62 and 63, a self-styled Italian count, Trump supporter and US representative of the anti-immigrant Northern League political party in his homeland.  "To me this is the centre of New York City, and New York City is the centre of the world," he says.

The President’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort - now facing guilty plea charges as part of the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian interference in the Trump election - has an address on floor 43

Banker Dennis Shields.

41st FLOOR
Former football administrator José Maria Marin is currently under house arrest, after conviction in connection with bribery charges.

Italian fashion heiress Suzette Mion, an old pal of Ivana, calls an apartment on floor 32 home.  

You may encounter reclusive billionaire Juan Beckmann Vidal, who controls the Jose Cuervo tequila brand.  They say neighbors are a bit like family, in that you don't get to choose them.  However, if you move into Trump Tower you can rest assured that whatever their background everyone will have at least one thing in common. They are all filthy rich.

Joan Collins admits Donald Trump wanted her to MOVE into Trump Tower... she refused.  




•  Unpaid laborers - In 1983, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the T-RUMP Organization concerning unpaid pension and medical obligations to labor unions that helped build the towers. Trump had paid $774,000 to a window-cleaning company that employed undocumented Polish immigrants during the renovation of an adjoining building. According to the laborers, they were paid $4 an hour for 12-hour shifts, and were not told about asbestos in the under-construction structure.

•  T-RUMP testified in 1990 he was unaware that 200 undocumented Polish immigrants, some of whom lived at the site during a 1980 transit strike, and worked round-the-clock shifts, were involved in the destruction of the Bonwit Teller building and the Trump Tower project. Trump said he rarely visited the demolition site and never noticed the laborers, who were visually distinct for their lack of hard hats. A labor consultant and FBI informant testified that Trump was aware of the illegal workers’ status.

•  T-RUMP testified that he and an executive used the pseudonym "John Baron" in some of his business dealings, although Trump said he did not do so until years after Trump Tower was constructed. A labor lawyer testified that he was threatened over the phone with a $100 million lawsuit by a John Baron who supposedly worked for the Trump Organization.  Donald Trump later told a reporter, "Lots of people use pen names. Ernest Hemingway used one."

•  After the laborers filed for a mechanic’s lien over unpaid wages, they said a T-RUMP Organization lawyer threatened to have the Immigration and Naturalization Service deport them.  A judge ruled in favor of the Polish laborers in 1991, saying that the organization had to pay the workers. The contractor was ultimately ordered to pay the laborers $254,000.

•  The case went through several appeals by both sides as well as non-jury trials, and was reassigned to different judges several times. The original named plaintiff, plaintiffs' attorney, and two co-defendants, died during the litigation, leading Judge Kevin Duffy to compare it unfavorably to Charles Dickens' fictional case Jarndyce and Jarndyce in June 1998, when he was assigned the case after the death of the previous presiding judge. The lawsuit was ultimately settled in 1999, with its records sealed. In November 2017, U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska ordered the settlement documents unsealed. In the settlement, Trump agreed to pay a total of $1.375 million, which, according to the plaintiffs' lawyer, was the full amount that could have been recovered at trial.

•  There were several other controversies related to the construction process. In one case, Trump sued a contractor for "total incompetence." Construction was also halted twice because minority rights’ groups protested outside the Trump Tower site to condemn the dearth of minority construction workers.

•  T-RUMP was also involved in a disagreement with Mayor Koch about whether the tower should get a tax exemption. In 1985, Trump was one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state in the New York State Court of Appeals concerning the payment of a 10% state tax in the event that a real estate property is transacted for $1 million or more. The exemption was worth between $15 million and $20 million. The tax on Trump Tower was upheld in a 4 to 1 decision.

•  The City of New York granted T-RUMP permission to build the top 20 stories of the building in exchange for operating the atrium as a city-administered, privately owned public space. In the lobby of the building are two Trump merchandise kiosks (one of which replaced a long public bench) operating out of compliance with city regulations. 

The city issued a notice of violation in July 2015, demanding the bench be put back in place. Although the Trump Organization initially said that the violation was without merit, a lawyer speaking for Trump's organization stated in January 2016 that the kiosks would be removed in two to four weeks, before an expected court ruling.

•  In 2015, journalist David Cay Johnston questioned the particular use of concrete and suggested there was a connection with organized crime. Johnston stated that a 1992 book by journalist Wayne Barrett had also come to similar conclusions: “ Trump didn’t just do business with mobbed-up concrete companies: he also probably met personally with Anthony Salerno at the townhouse of notorious New York fixer Roy Cohn ... at a time when other developers in New York were pleading with the FBI to free them of mob control of the concrete business." 

•  Barrett himself questioned some of Trump’s business dealings in a Daily Beast article in 2011, and that concrete was one of “several dozen" suspected mob connections that Trump had.

there are 3500 lawsuits against T-RUMP and his “friends” in the courts which will get dragged on and on by his retained lawyers till exhaustion by the plaintiffs.