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- a member of the the firm that developed Trump SoHo Hotel in New York, a twice convicted felon;
- an investor in the SoHo project who was accused of being involved with a $55 million money laundering scheme by Belgian authorities in 2011;
- and three owners of Trump condos in Florida and Manhattan, who were indicted on their belonging to a Russian-American organized crime group and working for a major international crime boss in Russia.
I have no dealings with Russia. I have no deals that could happen in Russia, because we’ve stayed away. And I have no loans with Russia. I have no loans with Russia at all.
However, back in 2013, Trump addressed potential investors in Moscow, and told Real Estate Weekly, “I have a great relationship with many Russians, and almost all of the oligarchs were in the room,” referring to Russians who made fortunes when former Soviet state enterprises were sold to private investors, according to USA Today.