Last Saturday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against you, Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC formerly known as Trump University LLC, and others alleging that the defendants, "...operated an unlicensed, illegal educational institution" and engaged in other fraudulent practices.
On twitter, you claimed that:
Lightweight NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is trying to extort me with a civil law suit.
According to the lawsuit:
Until May 2010, respondents operated their program illegally as "Trump University," because they were not chartered as a university as required by New York law and were even notified by the New York State Education Department ("NYSED") as early as 2005 that their use of the word "university" violated New York law.
On Good Day NY, Schneiderman said:
He hasn't explained why he operated this thing as a university when it was against law; why they never got their teachers certified. These people weren't experts.
On May 20, 2010 Trump University finally changed its name to Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC, five years after the New York State Education Department complained that it was an illegal university.
Question 1: Do you claim that you and your associates did proper due diligence to make sure Trump University was in compliance with New York law?
About five months later, on October 12, 2010, you contributed $12,500.00 to "Schneiderman for Attorney General Inc." As I detailed above, you claimed that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was trying to "extort" you with a civil suit.
Question 2: Are you also claiming that you paid protection money to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. If so, would that be an illegal act too?
More recently, on December 3, 2012, Ivanka Trump contributed $500.00 to "Schneiderman 2014." Fox News reported that:
The legal team also says that the attorney general has from the outset of his case “told many, including Ivanka Trump and [the] organization, that his case is weak, that it was going nowhere, but that he has to go through the process to appease people under him.
Question 3: Was Ivanka Trump trading money for inside information on the investigation?
Please note that I am not implying that you or anyone did anything wrong nor am I making any allegations about you or anyone else. I am just asking simple questions based on what you said, what has been reported in the media, and information provided by the New York State Board of Elections.
Very truly yours,
Sam E. Antar
PS: Please give your attorney George Ross my warmest regards.
I am a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie, I helped my cousin Eddie Antar and other members of his family mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980's. I committed my crimes in cold-blood for fun and profit, and simply because I could. If it weren't for the heroic efforts of the FBI, SEC, Postal Inspector's Office, US Attorney's Office, and class action plaintiff's lawyers who investigated, prosecuted, and sued me, I would still be the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie today.
There is a saying, "It takes one to know one." Today, I work very closely with the FBI, IRS, SEC, Justice Department, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in training them to identify and catch white-collar criminals. Often, I refer cases to them as an independent whistleblower. I teach white-collar crime classes for various government entities, professional organizations, businesses, and colleges and universities. More recently, I've helped the AICPA Fraud Task Force develop better methods for detecting fraud. I do not want or seek forgiveness for my vicious crimes from my victims. My past sins are unforgivable.