June 1, 2016


The Trumps: 'An Incestuous Intertwining with Organized Crime'  (Steve Villano, May 31, 2016, National Memo)

The list of the Trump family's -- both Fred Trump, who left his son $200 million dollars and a legacy of lying about his wealth and businesses, and Donald's -- ties to organized crime, or "Mob-Nobbing" as Wayne Barrett aptly named it in his book Trump: The Deals & the Downfall, reads like a Who's Who of Mafioso in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan Areas over the past 45 years. Here are just a few of the law-breaking luminaries or their mob-fronted companies, who can easily be found in Barrett's book, who either did business with the Trumps, served as their partners (secret or otherwise), or made labor or building problems go away in exchange for cash:

Manny Ciminello; construction contractor, racketeer, tied to S & A Concrete;
Paul Castellano; head of Gambino Mob; secret owner of S & A Concrete;
Fat Tony Salerno; head of Genovese Mob; secret owner of S & A Concrete;
S & A Concrete; Mob-front concrete company, run by Nick Auletta; built Trump Tower and Trump Plaza;
Willie Tomasello; Fred Trump's partner on Beach Haven; Genovese associate;
Nicky Scarfo; Atlantic City/Philadelphia Crime Boss; Cleveland Wrecking Co;
Cleveland Wrecking Company; mob-front demolition co., hired by Trump;
Wachtel Plumbing; mob-front co.; hired by Trump in Atlantic City & NYC;
Teddy Maritas; mobbed-up head of Carpenters Union; NYC Trump contract;
Circle Industries; Maritas' mobbed up Drywall Co; Trump hired, NYC;
John Cody; mobbed-up head of Teamsters Local 282; jailed for racketeering; bragged that "Donald liked to deal with me through Roy Cohn."
Nick Auletta: President of S & A Concrete, mob-controlled cement company;
Joe DePaolo; President of Dic Underhill Co; company with alleged mob connections; helped build Trump Village with Fred Trump;
Danny Sullivan; partner in SSG, Inc; deal-making arm of Scarfo Mob, negotiated with Trump on land in Atlantic City;
Kenny Shapiro; scrap-metal dealer, partner SSG; principle financier for Scarfo's Philadelphia Crime Organization.

Writing in Politico just last week, David Cay Johnston, a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter whose book Temples of Chance: How America Inc. Bought Out Murder Inc. to Win Control of the C[***]o Business carefully details Trump's ties with organized crime, stating:

"No other candidate for the White House this year has anything close to Trump's record of repeated social and business dealings with mobsters, swindlers, and other crooks. Professor Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian, said the closest historical example would be President Warren G. Harding and Teapot Dome, a bribery and bid-rigging scandal in which the interior secretary went to prison. But even that has a key difference: Harding's associates were corrupt but otherwise legitimate businessmen, not mobsters and drug dealers."

The torrent of thugs, terrible people, and mob-front businesses Trump and his father were involved with going back more than 45 years permeates every present-day action Donald Trump takes. 

...to be that mobbed up and still not make money.....

Posted by at June 1, 2016 4:06 PM