According to Donald Trump biographer Wayne Barrett, Trump is the subject of a bribery investigation in mid-1979. The allegation is made in Barrett’s 1992 book Trump: The Deals and the Downfall.
The allegations appear to stem from Trump’s role in the then-mob-infested world of construction in New York.The Washington Post
The five-year statute of limitations is almost up when the investigation begins. “It died without an indictment and without ever hitting newsprint,” Barrett writes, based on a snippet available in a Google Books search.
This is one of a handful of investigations from Trump’s pre-fame years that the public knows almost nothing about.
This post will be updated in the future after Trump File has read Barrett’s book.
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