Donald Trump is investigated for bribery, possible mob ties

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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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Photo: RICHARD CORKERY/NY DAILY NEWS

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Dates on Trump File reflect when something happens, not when it’s first reported.

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.

External Sources

The Washington Post (Archived)

Philly.com, Archived

Google Books

Photo: RICHARD CORKERY/NY DAILY NEWS

NOTE FROM TF

Some files are incomplete as the site is still young and Trump world moves fast. Please use the source links to read further if a topic interests you or if you doubt its authenticity. I plan to go back and build on every file in the future.

If there is content you’d like to add context to or something that should be corrected, please contact us by clicking here or email us at trumpfile@protonmail.com

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