A court-ordered financial auditor has caught Donald Trump quietly moving $40 million from the Trump Organization into a personal bank account—seemingly so the former president could pay his whopping $29 million tax bill.

Trump isn’t supposed to be moving any money around without alerting Barbara S. Jones, a former federal judge in New York tasked with babysitting the Trump Organization for its relentlessly shady business practices. But on Wednesday, she notified a New York state court about some major bank transfers that were never brought to her attention by the Trumps.

  • Kericake🥕 (They(/It))
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    447 months ago

    Weird headlines for days around here O.o I had to come see what was going on because “Trump caught paying taxes” just sounds like a joke 😅

    The only really surprising thing I see is that he’s paying taxes at all. Also, what’s the difference between quietly and loudly moving $40 million around? I honestly have no idea what kind of sound that makes.

    • spaceghotiOP
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      467 months ago

      He’s under an injunction against quietly transferring funds around in case he tries to hide it. Let’s be honest, he probably has accounts he hasn’t declared that should be accounted for. If it’s a legitimate expense all he had to do was let the observer know what he was doing and why. But instead he did it hoping it wouldn’t be noticed.

      He’s a moron.

    • AFK BRB Chocolate
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      347 months ago

      Because of the financial fraud trial involving the company, they’re required to notify the judge anytime they move money around. “Quietly” in this case means they didn’t do that.