Business Insider received reporting from the Manhattan court regarding a tax fraud case by Felix Sater. The court did not find the accused blameworthy of the charges raised. Felix previously engaged in business with the United States president Donald Trump. He co-founded the real estate business Bayrock. The case allows the accuser to stand as a whistleblower on behalf of the country. In this civil case, the attorney general can take part should he decide to be involved. Fred Oberlander is the whistleblower of the case. He has previously represented Felix business partner in a money laundering case.
Oberlander acknowledged that for him to launch the case, he had acquired the information from the Jody Kriss case which involved money laundering. It is worth noticing that Kriss and Felix were once partners; therefore there is a connection in this case. As one of the judges sitting the case acknowledged. One of the attorneys present at the hearing explained some of the reasons why the case got dismissed. He told that the whistleblower, Oberlander had used information which had been rejected by the court. Oberlander had used information which the court had declared confidential.
Oberlander had misguided the press, giving them information that the attorney general, Eric Schneiderman had given him the way forward to proceed with the case. Schneiderman thereby wrote a letter to the Supreme Court regarding the false information by Oberlander. He took this course when the state didn’t want to engage in the matter. However, the attorney general office would continue to be on the look on of the case to protect any rights of the state from being infringed. Sater’s lawyer, wolf, explained to the press that the case had been won on fairgrounds and not on the grounds of procedure. Oberlander and his partner Richard Lerner had received caution on various occasions from the DOJ regarding criminal contempt. This was as highlighted by Sater’s layer. However, Sater has not seen the last of it because Lerner plans to take the case to the court of appeal.
Oberlander who had represented Jody Kriss alleged that of his client’s organization involvement in mob-related activities. Oberlander explains that the agency had taken part in blackmail, wire and bank fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and money laundering. Despite all this information provided by Oberlander from the previous case Jody Kriss maintains he had no part in the current proceedings which is a clear breach of confidentiality.
Bayrock founder, Tevfik Arif, and Sater received a complaint by Kriss on racketeering, money laundering and other misdoings which a new york judge said could proceed on the grounds of extortion. Kriss claims, the duo had undertaken in illegal business under the guise of a trump brand. Despite the transactions carried out Trump was not aware of the proceedings.in 2007, trump went forward to explain that had he known of Sater’s past he wouldn’t have taken part in any of the business.In the deposition, Trump explained that he didn’t realize Sater on a personal level let alone meeting in person, therefore, demonstrating his innocence in the incident.An unknown source who wished to have his identity not revealed that Sater’s organization, had its offices in the Trump Towers. The source went on to explain that Sater and trump met regularly on a weekly basis, therefore, confirming physical contact of the two.
Sater has been on the record acknowledging that he and Trump had met several times. Kriss went on to reveal that Trump had placed great trust on Sater. He also revealed that Trump greatly appreciated his dealing with his Russian counterparts. Trump rubbished the information claiming that Russia was not in his business field of view due the versatile nature of the countries business.