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"leona helmsley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Welcome back, so looking at a piece here from The Associated Press, apparently Facebook is still banning Trump for now. Despite his campaign. And they've come to the decision that while he's running for president, he still can't use Facebook. So they have no plans to reinstate his account. And I'm thinking, well, why would they? They kicked them out while he was actually president of the United States. He was actually in The White House when they did that. So that's a bit of news coming from the technology front. And then people wonder why there's such distrust for these people. Just a guy, whether you like him or not, he's just a guy. He's not calling for the annihilation of an entire people group or the annihilation of an entire country. He's saying to make America great again and that COVID came from China. And I don't think any of us is disagreeing with that. But we're going to continue your calls. I see that we've got calls coming in from all over the country. Let us continue here. Where are we going here? Matt in North Carolina, Matt. Welcome, you're on with rich Valdez. We are rich. How are you doing today? Wonderful. Thank you, sir. What's going on? Very good. Sir, I want to talk about this problem with people, you know, going to bring about Trump give a little experience about business that we all know Trump's a big businessman. I'm going to see how the company and all these people complaining about his evil tweets or his nasty tweets or whatever you want to call it. That's right word. Thank you. Yeah, you bet. Well, if someone complained about the president of my company, complained about my personality, I'd be fired. I fired his whole crew one time and it told how did you get a new one? So what's more important, many tweets for how he runs the company, sir? Your opinion. Yeah, listen, I'm with you. I'm totally with you on that one. But again, I'm biased. I'm a little kid that grew up looking at Trump village. It was in Queens. I lived in Brooklyn. They had some properties in Brooklyn. And the Trump name was big when I was two names were big. You know, there's a few names that were very big. Leona Helmsley was big. Donald Trump was big. John Gotti was big for being in a gangster and Rudy Giuliani was big because he was going after him. And I never had anything bad. I mean, everybody knew wollman rink was a crap hole. Trump came and said, it looks like a crap hole. Can we fix it? Let us fix it. It was mayor Koch at the time, mayor Khan said, you want to fix the rink in Central Park? All right. Trump went, made a beautiful rank. It's still there today. It's a beautiful tavern on the green restaurant. All that fun stuff, everything looks nice. And he's had some other contracts with the city where he's really operating. Just really nice stuff. The Trump properties, I gotta say, they're not for anything. They're just very nice. They do it excellent job. So I look at that and I think, yeah, that's quality. Whether you like the guy or not, whether he's tweeting, I mean, who else? And I guess that's the question. When you go to buy a car, you go, man, the CEO of Chrysler, this guy. He tweets the way he tweets, I just, you know, we don't even know what the CEO of Chrysler is tweeting. And that's part of the issue. Is that because Trump is so larger than life and like megyn Kelly said, and I think very appropriately. And it wasn't a compliment. It was probably to his detriment, but it was a true statement nonetheless. She said, if you're in a room and Donald Trump goes in that room, he sucks up all the oxygen. That is a fact. That is a fact that I doubt you're going to, if you're in a room with Trump, you're living in his shadow. So if you don't like living in somebody's shadow, don't go in that room. And I think this is why there are so many people out there, especially those are big personalities. That say, you know what? Oh, I don't like Trump. He's this. He's that. He's the other thing. That's why they don't like him because they can't coexist with him because his personality is too big and it clashes with theirs. So I think that's part of that. And I think you're right, Matt. This is one of those things where, you know, there's a lot of things that people don't like about people. Let me tell you, there's things I don't like about Joe Biden the way he made fun of people and the way he said Barack Obama was the first African American that's articulate and clean. It's a storybook, man. I think that was unfair for him to say I think it was unfair for him to say what he told Charlemagne the God. If you don't know if you're for Trump or you're for me, then you ain't black. You know the one guy who said, you know, are you willing to take a cognitive exam? I don't think I was running for president. It was an issue. Trump had taken one. And he says, am I asking you if you're taking any chest? Yeah, you're taking cocaine, can I test you for cocaine? I mean, I think he's been out of line so many times. And nobody calls him out on it. Nobody calls him out on the fact that his first presidential campaign ended in disaster. Why? I don't know, check Wikipedia, if you like. Because he lied, he got caught perjuring himself or plagiarizing the speech. So again, I think Trump is held to a standard that no one else has ever held to. And I think the whole thing is flimsy. It's because they just don't like the guy and they try to hide behind saying he's toxic or he's this or he's the reality is they just, they can't, they can't handle it. They just can't handle the fact that, you know, whether he's president or he's not president, the media loves this guy. Whether the trashing him or the praising him, they want Trump in their headline. They want Trump on their first page. They want Trump in the first block of their TV show. They want to talk about Trump because Trump brings eyeballs. And I've talked about this in my coffee shop experience, Matt, with the Cuban guys, where I go to get my coffee, and the guy said, you know, this is one guy that that's made a $1 million selling cardboard cutouts of Trump dressed as Rambo with big muscles holding a big machine gun. And like a life size cutout, cardboard cutout, and the guys made over a million bucks selling these in the last few years. And I said, look at that. You tell me who else is doing that. And I'm a big fan of Kanye West. I don't like the things that he said necessarily. And I'd love to have him on the show. Kanye, if you're listening, come on the show, let's talk about this. But his music, I enjoy, but I can tell you, he's a very popular guy. I'm not buying a cardboard cut out of that. I'm not buying the Trump one either, but I don't think anybody's buying one of many celebrities that are very popular. Trump has a different type of magnetism. So I just think it's that which gets people jealous. And yes, it matters how you run the company, not what you tweet about when you're the owner of the company. So very brilliant point Matt, I appreciate it. I get it, folks, our phone number 8 6 6 5 zero 5 46 26 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 I am rich valdes and we're going to continue with your calls we're also going to cover a couple of quick stories and we do have some more calls that I'm going to get to so I don't want you to go anywhere but I wanted to share this I was looking at a story here. Hold on, where'd it go? Live radio folks. Don't go anywhere. Here it is.
"leona helmsley" Discussed on Animal Radio
"On the studio is full of animals today. Not just us, of course. Parker is in studio. As well as ladybug the studio stent dog, Molly. Molly's here, yes. We are blessed to be able to work with our animals and just to have them in our lives. Gurney, you can hear gurney in the background. Gurney is Joey's bird, cockatoo, right? Umbrella cockatoo, just like beretta. Whoever remembers beretta. Damn you're old. Yeah, exactly. How old is gurney? And why did you call gurney? Come on now. The bird came with that name. And she was 6 and apparently there was a general named general gurney that freed the malaysians from some one she came from Malaysia, and the people who own the bird, they were in the military and traveled around and just didn't have enough time for the bird. So the bird was 6 when I got it. Now, listen, I keep telling everyone between 36 and 38 years old, but we checked it out at the end of the day. She just about 40 years old. 40 years old. Holy moly, just about 40 years old. I got to tell you though with our animals, at least my personal animals, dogs and cats. I probably will outlive them. They live such short lives. Yes. Really? I mean, who really knows when they're going to go? You don't. You don't really know. And in fact, anything that big purple bus could come out of nowhere tomorrow. Yes. And what would happen to them? What would happen? And that's why we have our next guest on. AJ fudge, she is an attorney and she has a book out called a life of love, mandatory reading for animal lovers. We welcome her to the show. Hi, AJ. How are you doing? I'm doing great, how are you doing? Splendid. So you've written this book about a state planning for animals. And this is particularly important. Listen up, Joey, because I know Joey, you've always said jokingly, it's each to their own. You don't have any plans for gurney. What is in the book and what made you write the book? Well, basically, I got tired of seeing all these animals always on like the local humane society websites or the local animal shelter websites where it's something that happened to the animal's owner. And then the animal is looking for a new home at one of these shelters and I'm in a state planning attorney and there's just a very easy solution to that problem. That most animal owners, I felt probably just weren't aware of. And so I kind of wanted to educate animal owners and then also almost more importantly motivate them. And then they'll just leave some instructions for everyone to follow. How strong are these laws, though? I mean, when you write these trusts can a family member debate them after you're gone say, hey, this is crazy because you know what I think about. I think about that hotel heiress that left what? $25 million for the dog lucky. Leona Helmsley. Yeah. Well, unfortunately, Leona Helmsley didn't use a trust. She relied on a will. And so that's what one of the things that created a lot of problems with her estate because when you leave, there's a lot of rules when it comes to wills. And one of the main problems with using a well is that you can't put any conditions on the property that you transfer. But with a trust, there are actually incredibly difficult to fight. If they're properly drafted, a comprehensive and properly drafted trust is almost impenetrable, even by family members. And there's also little fail safe that you can put in the trust such that if the family members try to attack the trust or fight against it, they will lose their inheritance completely. Similar to the contest provision and a will. Yeah. So you can create kind of, I always like checks and balances, as you'll see throughout the book. And the reason I love trust so much is that it's very easy to create a check and balance to cover pretty much any situation. So what is the fraud prevention like in that area? I mean, that sounds kind of iffy. Yeah, I mean, ideally, I don't do a lot of the time people have some people that they name. So the organization is normally named as an organization of last resort, but there are organizations that are very reputable. So for example, a local one that people use a lot here in this area is a local humane society and they have a program where you donate $5000 and they will take your animal. It's a lovely facility. It's a no kill facility, and they have a very, very reputable adoption program. Well, how much money do we leave for our animals? And I'm sure that depends on how old you are. Yeah, I mean, it really depends on your situation. What you want your, what kind of animal you have and what kind of care you expect them to have. You know, some people if it's a relatively what I call straightforward situation where you have a dog or a cat and we all have a pretty good idea how long they live and what their basic expenses are. I usually say that depending on the agent animal you can set aside around $10,000 is a good amount. I'm around the half century mark. What age do you recommend people start a state planning or building a trust for their animals? As soon as you get a pet how? Is that true? Yeah, I mean, I basically say, once you're over the age of 18, depending on who you are, it's something to start thinking about. The book is called a life of love and where can you get it? On Amazon? Yes, that's the main place, and it's on Kindle or you can get the paperback. I'm gonna go ahead and give away 5 copies right now. Check out AJ fudge's website. It's law offices of AJ fudge dot com, of course we'll put links to everything you've heard on today's show over at animal radio dot com. AJ fudge, thank you so much for hanging with us today. Oh, thank you so much. It was a pleasure. Hi, this is NASCAR driver, Corey Joyce. On animal radio and Spain new year pets. Do you have a home that you don't want anymore? 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"leona helmsley" Discussed on Animal Radio
"If you feel like your pets vet bills are through the roof. You're not alone. Apparently the animal healthcare system suffers many of the same problems as the human medical care system. That's according to a new report. From researchers at both stanford and mit now both of those healthcare systems have reportedly seen a huge increase in dollars spent on end of life care lately and there is no denying that we are more than willing to shell out a piece of our savings to keep our furry friends healthy well according to the american pet products association. Pet owners in the us spend over fifteen billion dollars on veterinary care last year and spending on pats. Medical bills has even outpaced that of human medical bills. That's pretty amazing. Data from the consumer expenditure survey shows the percentage of human physicians jumped by forty percent while the number of veterinarians nearly doubled amazing how the field of animals growing now pet owners in new york can now take their furry trusted companions with them to the grave if they wish since the governor has now signed legislation that makes it legal for the cremated remains of pets to be interred with your owners said any of the approximately nineteen hundred. Not for profit cemeteries in new york and those are all regulated by the state the new law. Which does not apply on the other hand to cemeteries that are owned or operated by religious associations or societies comes three years after the state made it legal for pet cemeteries to accept. The cremated remains of humans who wanted to be buried with their pets. Didn't know about that one now. Supporters of the measure cited statistics showing that sixty two percent of. Us households have a pet these days and among the most famous that garnered the most attention in the big apple was Woman who wanted to be buried with her pet leona helmsley with that name. Oh yeah. The hotel heiress dubbed the queen of mean. She kind of got the ball rolling on this. She died in two thousand seven and had in her will that she wanted her pampered. Pooch female trouble interred with her in the twelve thousand square foot family mausoleum trouble died five years ago but back then there were no laws in the state that allowed them to be buried together but at twelve thousand foot square foot mausoleum. That's like five of ninety s Like seven of my house. That's all twelve of marez egyptians the ancient egyptians all got buried with their pets. Why the heck can't we get married. I wonder when it stopped being legal. Because i'm sure years ago in the eighteen. Hundreds of people were probably buried with their pets all the time. I thought it was fascinating that they allowed in new york for owners pet parents to be buried with their pets in a pet cemetery. I mean who would even think of that. But it's a great idea if they if you really want to be buried with your pet but now of course not to do that anymore. Here is the latest in the. Is it safer my pet to sleep in bed with me debate. You know since debates are all the rage get ready now. If you kick your dog off the bed every night you might wanna stock up on some apology traits. Just a warning. New study of one hundred fifty people conducted by the prestigious mayoclinic on sleep has found that contrary to popular belief. Sleeping with your pets doesn't actually disrupt your sleep as much as you might think. In fact it offers most people you know sense of security safety helping them get a better night's sleep twenty percent of the people in this study said their pets did disturb their sleep though but forty one percent believe that having a pet in the bedroom actually helps them sleep better. The researchers said that some people find that sleeping with their pet actually helps them to kind of feel warming cozy but this is probably the most interesting thing that people don't think about most people who complained their pets disturbing their sleep actually had multiple pets in the bed near. that'll do. It just multiplies. The chance that your sleep is going to be disrupted or there's going to be a dogfight on the bed. We don't have that. But they say cats or more because they're more active at nighttime dogs are probably less likely to bother your sleep then again. Is it diminishes sex. I'll tell you that you don't want the pet in a room at that point as we gotta get you gotta put the pep side the room. Thank you know. Come true come on. Let's let's let's let's talk reality petting. The bed. isn't always good cocaine. Well fido's looking at me you know it's like j- judging me or something like that exactly and that's how i feel exactly like he's going to hold up a card with a seven point something rating or something you know. Sometimes my dog laughs. So i get i get a complex. Are we done. I think we're done i. I am so embarrassed you guys. I'm also lorie brooks get more breaking news anytime. Animal radio dot com. This has been an animal radio news. Update brought to you by fear free. The veterinarian isn't typically thought of as your pets favorite place to go with fear. Free that all changes to learn more and find a certified fear free veterinary professional near you. Visit fear free pets.com. 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The Nicole Sandler Show
"leona helmsley" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Closed. Indict trump. that's a midas touch ad right so so they put that out to remind us of all the things he said about how you know. He is the king what what was the king of taxes on the king of taxes. Well mr king of taxes our friend lauren. Mayer has a song for you. I think we need to hear it now. Just waiting for the computer to catch up here. We go all right. Take it away. Lauren mayer coming stale payroll tax and then covering the tracks. It's a crime you try to blitz pay on fringe benefits after years trump. Telling us he attacks g yes. He ran claimed in a sense by no means king of the tax code. It was more than a company car. This whole scheme ran pretty far. Big apartments expensive schools. It all broke of rules and it. You rather not do time down. Keep spreadsheets of your crime or brag us. God reigns beyond brains king of the tax code. Leona helmsley to say only little people pay trump say. She deserved her bruises and so well now his businesses on this The flip this house come on each deserve. What's common to then as things. Implode tromble plane be barely knew what a toes like. Alka pound. tax frauds will undo that king of the tax code king of the tax code lauren. mayer find her on Everywhere on the youtube facebook.
Dumb, Gay Politics
"leona helmsley" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"He was convicted of three misdemeanors of not filing tax returns. And the judge. Who was in orlando who i know is a total racist. Shit put him in jail for eighteen months. Because he didn't like wesley i mean. And what about what they always do. Women to at lowest the lady's name in new york with leona helmsley aaliyah. No this is typical of people. First of all leona was a lot more money. She built an entire mansion and somehow never mentioned that all that money was taken out of her company to pay rice. Like twenty million dollars so this is a little bit more plus furnishings and all that and leona typically people in her position do things like this said only the little people pay taxes so right away as soon as you say that it proves motive. You can't you. It's like you giving giving your life on a platter to the prosecutor. They love stuff like that. It's just like martha stewart everybody's insider-trading insider trading with martha stewart's got to be the asshole that martha martha made cheap. What she did is martha hired former prosecutors from the southern district of new york because they're all buddies together right. Don't worry they were going to help her out so they go down to their office at bring. Oh martha along say well. You can talk to these guys. Don't worry about it. So martha taking her lawyers advice that down in the office and promptly confessed to insider trading. She's like we did. It made no difference how serious it was there. She is confessing to it so ignore it. Is anyone in the trump organization going to go to jail right now. Do you think and listen. You're the asshole who told us in two thousand eighteen. He would never leave office he would never really truly be impeached. And you were right to times over so we just gotta rip the band aid off like none of them are going to waste my time on this. I don't want always my emotions mill that we have seen so far indicates to me that there's a serious enough crime the send anyone to jail and by the way there's one thing i i get very exercise watching the socal lawyers on television describing this and they're all going on about well. Yeah they indicted weisselberg. They're putting pressure on him and they may indict his kids and his wife and grandchildren in everybody in the world so we could get to trump. and then. I keep. I would like to say to him here. You are advocating extortion and torture of a seventy four year. Old man to get your way and this is how we do justice in this country. New people should be ashamed of yourself. Glenn we're think about it. What are we doing to this guy. What is what crime has to be done for. Any one of these people are going to jump murder without would help because so far. Yes i mean. I know people by the posies fading. Our taxes were walking into the miss america pageant. Walking around to the ladies touching them on wanting -ly that's why we did a did a charity. We did the school that that apparently didn't pay for whatever then. The son has a fake charity. Yeah is that is that all. We know so far right probably what what has to happen here to go to jail. You know but besides you've just mentioned how running an insurrection against the united states government. That's where you could be indicted but that would have to be done by the federal government and they don't have the appetite to do it. What trump should be indicted for fomenting mob and sending him to the capital to prevent democracy from working now to me. That is up there with treason. Yes leah's getting. Yup never heard i if you if say though. Obviously we all agree. That's great. I was however with the evidence. That's there could it be argued and i'm sure you could do it in a court. That said listen the layers. A lot of inflaming rhetoric. They all do it. Nancy pelosi was seen saying like slap in the face and maxine. waters said. we're never gonna stop. We're going to get in their faces we're going to. So what is it. What what is it about what he did. That is indictable about that insurrection. First full trump had to know who is there in this mom he knew all these the oath keepers the proud boys all these ex military. And they're all there with their paraphernalia and regalia and their flags and their armor and all this kind of stuff and then what does he do. Let's go to the capital. And i'll be there with you. I'm going with you. You know you expected to be like joan of arc right at the beginning heading the bars. We'll what more do you need. I know anybody you could parse any sentence that he actually say okay. We'll be run this through now. We're here walking up Yeah the avenue. We're getting the congress you're breaking in. You're going to hang pence and after that get pelosi and you're going to take her head off and then all the rest of those liberal democrats. You have to get rid of them. Nobody says that you think the buffy don all right. Here's the list of the people were going to hit. No but there's enough there to make the case because what else is he say. The lesson is that the federal government doesn't have the appetite or the federal court. Have the appetite. I think that makes sense. It's a department of justice. The department of justice has this long term policy of not doing it. Now let me tell you i. I was particularly against this back in the seventies. I was a protester from the vietnam war. Long before your time. So so we hated. Richard nixon with a passion. I mean and you know how much you hate. Trump multiply. Apply that ten. And that's how we hated nixon. So what happens is that nixon is ticket impeached. He resigned ford comes in. And he enters any pardons nixon and we were outraged. I mean it was like unbelievable. But i will tell you in the year since then. I've realized that ford did the right thing. No matter how much it might stick in my craw. Because can you imagine putting the president of the united states on trial in the courthouse in a trial. And then what are we gonna do. Send them to prison. Having our president. When you think about that no matter how much you may hate the person. And what have you. I would think it would have to be right up there with treason now to tell us why would could al capone get in trouble for tax evasion and and not anyone in the trump organization would. It's a far different situation. Because they could never get capone for violating prohibition or being head of the mob and all of that but he never filed a tax return and they estimated at his trial that he made a about one hundred and eighty million dollars. Yeah so it was a real easy case so people say we can always get people with tax evasion and point that al capone but that was an outrageous case never filed one single one time in his whole life. Didn't think nobody that in those days that criminals at actually filed at ten forty my personal hero hundred and eighty million dollars real buddy back in the depression commune. That's in say like he didn't even have a job as a valet or anything..
Dumb, Gay Politics
"leona helmsley" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Yeah i mean that's and what about what they always do women to at lowest the lady's name in new york with leona helmsley molina. This is typical of people. First of all leona was a lot more money. She built an entire mansion and somehow never mentioned that all that money was taken out of her company to pay like twenty million dollars so this is a little bit more plus and all that and leona typically people in her position. Do things like this said. Only the little people pay taxes so right away as soon as you say that it proves motive you can't you. It's like you giving giving your life on a platter to the prosecutor. They loved stuff like that. It's just like martha stewart. Everybody's insider straightening insider trading with martha. Stewart's gotta be the asshole that got martha made cheap. What she did is martha hired former prosecutors from the southern district of new york because they're all buddies together right. Don't worry they were going to help her out so they go down to their office at bring. Oh martha long say well. You can talk to these guys. Don't worry about it. So martha taking her lawyers advice that down in the office and promptly confessed to insider trading. She's like we did. It made no difference how serious it was there. She is confessing to it so ignore it. Is anyone in the trump organization going to go to jail right now. No do you think and listen. You're the asshole who told us in two thousand eighteen. He would never leave office he would never really truly be impeached. And you were right to times over so we just got to rip the band aid off like none of them are going to waste my time on this. I don't want to waste my emotions. Nothing that we have seen so far indicates to me that there's a serious enough crime the send anyone to jail and by the way. There's one thing. I i get very exercise watching these socal lawyers on television describing this. And they're all going on about well. Yeah they indicted weisselberg and they're putting pressure on him and they may indict his kids and his wife and grandchildren in everybody in the world so we could get to trump. and then i keep i. I would like to say to him here. You are advocating extortion and torture of a seventy four year. Old man to get your way and this is how we do justice in this country. You people should be ashamed of yourself. Glenn we're think about it. What are we doing to this guy. What is what crime has to be done for any one of these people to go to jail for murder without would help because so far. Yes i mean. I know people by the posies renovating our taxes. We're walking into the miss america pageant. Walking around the ladies touching them on wanting to. That's why we did a charity. We did the school that knows. That apparently didn't pay for whatever then. The son has a fake charity. Yeah is that is that all we know so far right probably what what has to happen here to go to jail you know. Besides you've just mentioned like how running an insurrection against the united states government. You know that's where you could be indicted but that would have to be done by the federal government and they don't have the appetite to do it. What trump should be indited for fomenting a mob and sending him to the capital to prevent democracy from working now to me that is up there with treason. Yes leah's get nawab. Yep bu- i if you if let's say though. Obviously we all agree. That's great. I was however with the evidence. That's there could it be argued and i'm sure you could do it in a court. That said listen the letters a lot of inflaming Rhetoric they all do it. Nancy pelosi was seen saying like slap in the face. And maxine. waters said. We're never gonna stop. We're gonna get in their faces. We're going to. So what is it what. What is it about what he did. That is indictable about that insurrection. I will trump had to know who is there in this mom. He knew all these the oath keepers of proud boys. All these ex military. And they're all there with their paraphernalia and regalia and their flags and their armor and all this kind of stuff and then what does he do. Let's go to the capital. And i'll be there with you. I'm going with you. You know you expected to be like joan of arc right at the beginning heading the march. What do you need. I know anybody you could parse any sentence that he actually say okay. Let me run this through now. We're here looking up Of the avenue. We're getting the congress you're breaking in. You're going to hang pence and after that you get Pelosi and you're going to take her head off and then all the rest of those liberal democrats. You have to get rid of them. Nobody says that you think the buffy don all right. Here's the list of the people were going to hit. No but there's enough there to make the case because what else is he saying but the lesson is that the federal government doesn't have the appetite or the federal court doesn't have the appetite. I think that makes a department of justice. The department of justice has this long term policy of not doing it. Now let me tell you i..
Dumb, Gay Politics
"leona helmsley" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Universe gives their executives cards now. More of a problem is paying for grandchildren's education but the question is who's responsible for paying the taxes on that the organization which gives the perks. No the person gets. The perks has to put it on their tax return. So in this case it's weisberg not the trump organization that committed the crime and like when we lie on our taxes. All they're really going to do is just added up and then charge interest and make alan weisselberg pay the tax and insurance when i did right we do whatever you're right and then find it. They just send thing goes. We reassessed your thing now. We're charging another four grant. Yeah plus interest plus interest. You lose her ladies good. There's good news and bad news. The good news is they didn't prosecute you let you pay civilly. The bad news is never made a notch money so the wreck. That is absolutely correct. That is the truth. I mean. I don't think they drag anyone to jail unless you're apparently let's fucking al capone. Wesley snipes. Oh wesley snipes. The actor went to jail for tax evasion. You want to get technical. I- wizardly snipes went to jail for failing to file a tax so for several years. Wesley was not very intelligent. Even though he's an excellent actor one of my favorites he did not file his tax return. That's a misdemeanor. He was convicted of three misdemeanors of not filing tax returns. And the judge. Who was in orlando who i know is a total racist piece of shit. Put him in jail for eighteen months because he didn't like whistling. I mean and what about what they always do. Women to flow is the lady's name in new york. Leona helmsley all right now leeann. Oh this is. Typical of people. First of all leona was a lot more money. She built an entire mansion and somehow never mentioned that all the money was taken out of her company to pay like twenty million dollars more plus and all that and leona typically people in her position do things like this said only the little people pay taxes so right away as soon as you say that it proves motive you can't. It's like you giving giving your life on a platter to the prosecutor. They loved stuff like that. It's just like martha stewart everybody's insider-trading insider trading with martha stewart's got to be the asshole that got martha made cheap. What she did is martha hired former prosecutors from the southern district of new york because they're all buddies together right. Don't worry they were going to help her out so they go down to their office at bring. Oh mortal long say well. You can talk to these guys. Don't worry about it. So martha taking her lawyers advice that down in the office and promptly confessed to insider trading. She's like we did. It made no difference how serious it was there. She is confessing to it so ignore it. Is anyone in the trump organization going to go to jail right now. Do you think and listen. You're the asshole who told us in two thousand eighteen. He would never leave office he would never really truly be impeached. And you were right to times over so we gotta rip the band aid off like none of them are going to. I don't wanna waste my time on this. I don't wanna waste my emotions mill thing that we have seen so far indicates to me that there's a serious enough crime to send anyone to jail and by the way there's one thing i i get very exercise watching these so-called lawyers on television describing this and they're all going on about well yeah they indicted weisselberg and they're putting pressure on him and they may indict his kids and his wife and grandchildren in everybody in the world. So we could get to trump. And then i keep i. I would like to say to him here. You are advocating extortion and torture of a seventy four year. Old man to get your way and this is how we do justice in this country. You people should be ashamed of yourself. Glen i think about it. What are we doing to this guy..
"leona helmsley" Discussed on KGO 810
"Was on the tax man. Um yeah. Tights. My good afternoon. I'm Pat Thurston. We're talking about this indictment. It's a grand jury indictment that came down against the Trump organization and their CFO Alan Weiss, Ahlberg, and there are people who are treating it like how home that's what Donald Trump wants you to believe. And he's like Who knew who knew you had to pay those taxes. You knew it was a scheme. It was very specific the way you went about doing this so that you could sheet And it was cheating. And in Weisberg's case, it was also stealing because he filed for refunds that he was not entitled to. He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. He did it, knowing that he was perpetrating a crime and that is theft. So Bob Emails High Pat Leona Helmsley set, Helmsley said. We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes, he says. Will that be Trump's defense? Well, Trump himself has not been charged. Not in this indictment. We don't know if he's going to be charged in this crime. But he wasn't charged in the in this recent indictment, and Eric says it's simpler than you think. It's not just his cheating makes my taxes more expensive. If Donald Trump cheat on his taxes, he's not just cheating the government. He's not just achieving the I R s. He's cheating us. He's stealing from all of us. We the people, and we should all be outraged. You know, I would add. We should be doubly triply quadruple outraged. Because he was the president of the United States. He wants to be president. Again. He runs the Republican Party. He lies to the American people consistently, and he doesn't believe that he has to play by the same rules as anybody else. Let's go to the phones. Charles is calling from Menlo Park, Charles Welcome to K G O Hi, Pat. Great work on bringing up those two contradictory. I know everything about taxes. I love that was a great job. Thank you. And you should make that your show's logo. I would say every day play that I mean, it was wonderful. I have just three points and I'll be very quick and, uh, and then respond. However you wish Um first thing is the rich always control the narrative in this country. Corporate media supports them. They're always crying victim and they're always threatening us. They're always saying, If you take our money, our taxes will take your jobs away. They're not very nice people. Okay, a lot of them. They're just not. That's point Number one number two. I am so tired of people like that guy. I find Trump despicable, but it's nothing burger. And then they go on to defend and neutralize the charge. I'm sick of those people, too. And the last point which I hope you watch this. I'm not saying everything is accurate. But you may know about it. There's a three hour documentary put out quite a while ago called JFK to 9 11 JFK to 9 11. Everything is a rich man's trick, and it's put out by someone that British and it's pretty amazing. I mean, it's very wide and scope of history. It goes way before JFK through that. And then after, and I think you I mean you and I think I like I think as far as I can tell, and I think you will find it fascinating, You know, do it in little chunks if you can, but take a look at it. And as I say, I'm not. I can't verify everything's accurate, but I think people should really look at that and then think of the context of this society because everything in racism and everything else falls under The rich versus the poor. It's all under that umbrella. That's why they like our division. That's why they like all this stuff. You know what? I wrote it down and I will. I will check it out. I'm bigon documentaries. I'm not big on massive conspiracy theories. Although the truth is there are conspiracies that are absolutely real, like the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. That was a conspiracy. It was an actual conspiracy. There were a lot of people charge. Not just John Wilkes Booth. The first woman ever executed in the United States was a part of that conspiracy, and that's the reason she was executed. So you know, we can't just say that any conspiracy is a tinfoil hat, and I'm not sure if that's what you're alluding to here. Um, yeah, but I will say that it is interesting. I I believe that I believe that it's the wealthy who do control the narrative, and it's and I think also I, You know, Sometimes I think it's the people who are the craziest that sometimes control the narrative. I mean, I think it's nervy that the Republican Party right now is trying to establish themselves. And establish the Democratic Party in terms of the midterms. They want, uh, to paint themselves and this is what's coming out now. They were there. Two things they're doing for first of all, they want everybody to be afraid. They want to convince you that black lives matter is starting a race war and that they're out to get you. They want to try to convince you that Democrats don't believe in, uh, police. The Democrats don't want there to be any police that they just simply want anarchy, and they want you to believe that they're the party of law and order. Never mind that they voted against substantial sums of money going to local police departments around the country. Never mind that never mind that they all voted against the not only the, uh, 61 Commission that would be a bipartisan commission. Established along the lines of the 9 11 Commission to look into the insurrection on January 6th Never mind that they voted against the select Committee being established by Nancy Pelosi, a bipartisan select committee to investigate those same things. Never mind that they're trying to rewrite the narrative of January 6 to try to convince us that we didn't see what we saw with our own eyes. We didn't hear what we heard with our own ears. We didn't hear and see them repeating the same. Accusations that we say today that they accuse us of being crazy is for, um they are now trying to convince us that this was at least some of them that this that the FBI perpetrated this. They want us to believe that they're the party of law and order. And yet they didn't want to give the congressional Medal of honor to the officers at the Capitol police who fought to protect them on that day of the insurrection. They want to try to convince us that they are the party of law and order. And I think that the Capitol police officers have something to say about that. I think the FBI has something to say about that. I think our intelligence agencies have something to say about that. I think that the people the police departments who have been receiving the funding that were that was granted them through laws that were put into place by Democratic only votes. No Republicans involved they should understand that. But they have this machine..
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"leona helmsley" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"We're talking about President Trump this week after his trip to the border, sat down in a town hall with Hannity with Governor Greg Abbott. Hannity says. Have you made up your mind? Mr President? Are you going to run again in 2024? President Trump says Yes, it doesn't indicate if he is going to run or not. So my question to all of you, 83333 Gorka will run through these phone calls. Doing a little pull here. Popular opinion. Do you want to see President Trump Run again? We'll start right at the top. Rick in Cleveland. Line one. You're on America. First. Jennifer Horn in for SEB, Gorka height. Hi, Jennifer. How you doing? Doing Well, thanks, Rick. What do you think? Well, I voted for him twice and I listened to Gorkha and I love listening. You Would not want to see him. I just think he he was the man for the hour. Yeah. Woke up America. I think the scene for the next presidential debate had to be wake up America. And I think he never I followed his career used to be the hotel this remember the days when he competed with Leona Helmsley. He doesn't know how the governor in a sense of, um he doesn't have that balance about. He doesn't know how to turn it off. He's always on Isn't that great? So you don't like that about him? And that's what I love about him. No, I love that about him. But he never can get to the balance to get other people along. I think what got him elected is what we've got him not elected. See, you know, Pantora would be a good option. Rick Santorum. Governor of Florida. Oh, Roger, Governor report to Rick. You got me a little nervous, and I was like Rick Santorum. Is that really your choice yet? Look, Roger Santa's, I think is a great governor. I think he's a young guy. He has history ahead of him. I think he could serve well as a vice president. President Trump I respect it. I respect what you say about President Trump not bringing people along with him. But I really do disagree with you. He he united the Republican Party so much so That at most points during his presidency in 95% of Republicans were behind him. That was his job. 83333 Gourgue Array and Livermore. You're on America. First Line number two. Hi, Ray. Hey, Jen. Welcome aboard. Thanks for filling in for the doc. Oh, my gosh. I love it. Are you kidding? It's always a pleasure to be here. Okay. I got two answers. And then I have a request. Okay? Yes. On trump. Yes, actually, yes. On Yes, on elder. Yes, that elder. And then my request is. Can you get Captain Kirk to endorse both of these guys? Ray. Do you know that? You know that I know William Shatner? Yes, That's why I'm asking, my dear. You're so cute. I don't know if he's interested in getting involved with politics, but I can always ask. How about that? Oh, it would be great if we got Captain Courage on board. We're winning. We're going to win. You know, It's very funny. My last dinner with William Shatner is very cute. He and thank you for the call Ray. He was very Inquisitive about my politics because I'm very you know, I'm out of the closet. I'm a conservative in California. There aren't all that many of us and so he loved asking me about where I get my news and how I come to these decisions. Very kind. It's very funny. All right, Judy in a well, I don't know where you are. Judy, Where are you? Lying? Number three is where you are. Where you calling from? I'm in Newport Beach, California one of my Southern California girls. What do you think? Judy? Are you going to vote for? President Trump in 2024? If he runs, you better believe it. You should be in office right now. I'm with you on that. All right. We're going to slide in Leslie in Texas. Line for your on America. First. Jennifer Horn in for SEB. Gorka. Hi, Leslie. Hi, Jennifer. Hey, Yeah, I would definitely support President President Trump. If he does run again. I really would kind of like to see some fresh folks in there. I would like to run the Santas. But I think he comes with a lot less baggage. I think the Democrats are going to come at Trump and they're going to stir up so much garbage again that the truth is going to be difficult to get out. But then again, whoever trump runs with I really hope he picks a good strong candidate because there's still one heartbeat away from being the president. Yeah, good candidate I think is important to be vice president. I've always liked the idea of Trump and De Santis running together..
The Lawfare Podcast
"leona helmsley" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Recommendation of the career prosecutors. We will say publicly only that we have followed the recommendations of the career prosecutors. That's fair in leona helmsley case. The new york post broke the story robert abrams. The g. said he was going to investigate and rudy. Giuliani the us attorney for the southern district of new york at the time ran to the nearest camera and investigated to move faster ultimately than the state ag. I think clear evidence of a federal crime does put some pressure on the irs doj to do something but one of the ironies here. Is that the reason this case is in this. These offices to begin with is that doj didn't want to touch them. Which stoked fears of politicization of doj which in turn spurred these two offices to get involved which in turn have raised questions about politicization of those offices if merrick garland or or some acting is now to turn around and say well. They've you know hit painter here. We've got a get involved now. Doesn't that raise the reverse politicisation question precisely at a time. When garland is trying to actively de-politicize the entity. Yeah i mean. I think you know one of the things that happened over. The course of the four years of trump's presidency is that people who really liked to just keep their head down and do their work and that's the way. They maintain that they're not being political. Stop being able to do that. They had to keep their head down through their work and think about how to maintain their own legitimacy. And so that's screwed everything up because the way that you normally like to keep your legitimacy is what you just said garland wants to do which is just do what you know is normally done. Which is i just defer. But it's almost impossible as it was robert muller to to just put your head down and do your work and not think like how do i act to counter this narrative You know that. I'm just acting as a political actor. And so you know. I think throughout the federal government that happened and you're absolutely right that by Stepping in a sivan's in some way was responding to that and also Exposing himself to that. And you know throughout that whole litigation. Over and i'm sure Who's just like a great catalog of all these things would know specifically but in all of that litigation was just like time after time was the allegations of politicization. And now you have letitia. James who campaigned on the notion of arm after trump involved in this which exposes them even further To you know what i think are if not you know. I don't think they're legitimate. Claims that this is a political prosecution but they are unfortunately somewhat credible because of what she did. And so you know. I don't know the answer about what you do under those circumstances Uncharted territory. I don't know yeah. I i have a big problem with kiss james involvement in this after her campaign promises and statements and that said i look at the output of this investigation so far and it seems to me. It's been handled in a pretty responsible fashion. Which is to say. They opened an investigation. They don't seem to have leaked a whole lot. Despite the allegations to the contrary they litigated quite effectively the access to records issue to the supreme court they won. They got some material. They built a pretty professional team and now they've issued an indictment that a seems pretty substantial. How should we understand the institutional performance of these two offices so far quinta jump in short so second what everyone has said about general james's involvement. I think that's really striking. And really unfortunate. Potentially that she hasn't recused. I will say just to to live up to the expectation that has been set for me as an encyclopedia. I was struck by how At the arraignment today kerry done who is in vance's office gave a statement to the judge saying essentially. You know we're conscious that this case has been talked about as a political prosecution. That is not what we're doing. We take this very seriously. And i was struck by that first off. Because that's a interesting thing that he felt the need to say that but also that he had he was the person who argued this case before the supreme court and had a really striking exchange with if i remember correctly justice alito. Who essentially more or less accused advances office of leaking derogatory information to the press about the president and duns response kind of amused way was essentially explaining to the justice that it's illegal for them to leak grand jury information at nevertheless. I think that they're a note about that. Did make it into justice alito descent. But i think that's a good demonstration of how rebecca as you pointed out. The office has really been sort of walking a tight rope here in trying to figure out how to pursue this case. Well not making it look political on. That's just an incredibly hard thing to do. Rebecca are you basically impressed with how the case has been handled so far or basically unimpressed or is the jury no pun intended. Still out on that now. I mean so. Far i feel. I think it's impressive. I think it's done a really good job. I think this is a really good solid. Indict man i was to say one other thing about this question of politicisation which has to do with the history of the office. So one thing is if you remember. Sivan's has been accused of going too leniently in the white collar world i. He has the opportunity to pursue this particular investigation earlier on and then there is the whole question of unnop pursuing weinstein. So you know not that. That's a white collar crime but you know the sort of You know they're certain sorts of crimes that he has been accused of not being particularly aggressive about including ivanka trump by kuehnle and so the question is if he had a different track record if he were morgan. Saw who you know. Who is like fearless as i said it was like go after huge. Huge companies huge defendants. If we lose we lose. Let's get those facts out there. Let's deter this crime that that was him if he were here. I do think that he could have brought an more aggressive prosecution without it looking political because in some ways that was just his mo and so if the accounting fraud is really hard to prove and sivan's has to be cautious because in order to convince people that he's not motivated by the political identity and personal identity of the defendant. He has to be consistent and since his consistent is not particularly aggressive. He can't be particularly aggressive. So i don't know it's just it's just one thing to know is that i do think sivan's has done a good job here but i think it's a cautious you know. It's a cautious way of proceeding..
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"leona helmsley" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"I don't know maybe this is unique to that. My view of the office may be unique to him. Unique to his unit maybe advances different. But he would have brought cases that were really really hard like cases that the federal government will be like no way. Not touching it like. Suny would like turn the other way eating and why would turn the other way. We'd be like what we have it like because we didn't really care about losing. We were like we just kind of go in there and we under morgan. That kind of aggressive way of treating these things. Not i mean not unethical but when you really thought something went wrong and you were like this is a really hard case to prove. I'm gonna try it anyway just to be clear you're referring to robert morgenthau though robert morgenthau. We ran that office for before sites two years and totally dating myself. Because i did not work under fan so we're extend under mortgage thaw so i'm old but anyway so the point being that i. I think that it's not that they don't have again. Total speculation but my view is not that the is that it's not that they don't have a case it's that the case that they have would be really really hard to cruise under normal conditions. They might just bring that case. But if you bring a case that's a real stretch under these circumstances you really open yourself up to this narrative which is this is a witch hunt. And so i. If i were in the office right now. I'd be much more wary of bringing a case where you're relying on a lot of circumstantial evidence to prove intent and you're really want. Is that witness it. I don't know if i would say you don't have a case i'd say you have a case that's really really hard to prove. And you're scared about charging case. That's really really hard to prove in this climate. And so you're doing this creative thing or this unusual thing in order. Take a witness. Who will help you prove that case you pretty much. Thank you have it. But it's just you know it would be one of those cases that you could lose and if you you know i don't know what what what's the term like if you're coming after the king you better kill him like that. It seems like you can't do that now. You would end up undermining the legitimacy of the da's office. You don't wanna do that. So i don't as mike best guess i really don't i really don't know i had the same reaction as you to be on us so just just to clarify when you say this unorthodox thing what you're referring to is indicting a small piece of the case that you have rock solid and if the facts as alleged in this indictment are accurate. It's does seem like they've got him dead to rights on tax evasion with the idea that that generates pressure both on the organization which presumably won't settle on cooperation basis and with weisselberg. Who might is that. Is that the gambling right. And i and agree with daniel. That like would i. I heard the way. It was being spun by his defense attorneys. I was like wow. This is he's voice overs. Not even facing jail time so like now really. What are they doing. But when it's up close to nine hundred thousand dollars in tax loss Which daniel correct me. If i'm wrong but i think that's what i read. Then you know if you add up the federal plus the state were around that i think with the classy felony which grand larceny in the second degree is fifteen year max probation possible. There's no way with that amount of money that he would be getting probation and so weisselberg facing jail time. Maybe that really does change the picture. And so i was a little. I understood a little bit more once. I saw the indictment what they were doing. Which i think is what you were saying. Which is trying to put pressure on weisberg to flip before i saw when i thought it was just gonna be you know. Much smaller amounts i was Even more bewildered about what was going on all right before we go back into the whole history of this case which Fortunately quinta knows in unbelievable in excruciating detail. I want to focus on this question. Daniel of how big a deal. This stuff really is so. You've stressed the amount of money in question. It's nine hundred plus thousand dollars but it's nine hundred plus thousand dollars over fifteen years which you know when you amortize it over that period of time is Starts to look like a little bit less. Walk us through how this compares to other indicted tax cases that don't involve leona helmsley that that you've seen. There are a lot of indicted tax cases for smaller amounts involving people. You've never heard of at diner owner employees under the table way. Let me stop you. Let me stop you right there when you say a diner owner paying employees under the table. That's what this case is about right. It's it's it's a non diner owner paying people under the table. So when when when the trump organization when donald trump says this is just a witch hunt they never go after. This is what everybody does. They never go after people for this. Is that just not true. So i think there are three people in the last month on long island to in queens and one further out on long island Who have been indicted or pled federally on similar stuff paying employees under the table or charging personal expenses to a business account. It's not a new story. When it.
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"leona helmsley" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Office have issued an indictment against the trump organization. And its chief financial. officer allan weisselberg. It was shall we say not the indictment that many people who imagined accountability for donald trump would have prayed for or would have expected it focuses on under the table compensation for senior executives one senior executive in particular to chew it all over. We got an incredible group of people. L'affaire senior editor quinta jurassic. Daniel hemel a tax law expert at the university of chicago and rebecca roy. Th-they of the new york law school. Who is an expert on prosecutions and politicization and a veteran of the new york office. That brought the case. We covered a lot of ground. You won't want to miss it. It's the law podcast. july second. The trump organization indicted all right so quick. I want to start with you. There's been a lot of both disappointment. And excitement expressed about this indictment and a little bit less signal as to. What's actually in it. So let's start with what's actually in it. What did cy vance and latisha. James allege about alan weisselberg and the trump organization. So first off. I'll say i was listening to. Npr in the minutes after the indictment was released and think the host said about every other sentence that trump himself was not indicted. So i'll begin by taking a cue from npr and emphasizing that here as well trump himself was not indicted. This is an indictment of the trump organization and of the organization's chief financial officer ellen. Weisselberg as you said the indictment alleges a prolonged scheme over the course of about fifteen years that essentially allowed weisselberg and other unnamed executives to evade paying a fairly substantial amount of taxes by giving them perks and benefits sort of off the books so it alleges that weisselberg was provided with an apartment that the organization paid the fees for the school tuition of some of his relatives including check signed by donald. J trump himself. There is a car that was driven by weisselberg. And so the problem here is essentially that by not listing this level of income. It essentially allowed the employees to avoid paying taxes so it amounts to a substantial amount of tax revenue that both new york state and the federal government did not receive crucial. To this is that it's not a one-off weisselberg was doing this for himself and nobody else knew about it as i said the indictment does allege that some of the checks were signed by trump. Personally it also points to involvement by other executives. There is an unindicted co-conspirator listed and we can talk about that and it also points to just a really built out infrastructure within the trump organization itself to make this happen. There's a description of spreadsheets that the organization catch to essentially make sure that the benefits that they were providing weisselberg were not listed as his official income. And so this. I think is is partially explains why the organization was indicted along with weisselberg and why prosecutors are alleging a conspiracy rather than kind of a one off okay daniel. So there's been a bit of a dispute as to whether this is small bore kind of corruption stuff or whether this is something big and important. And i can kind of argue this either way but i'm i'm interested in your sense of it. Is this more or less or about what you were expecting this indictment to contain. I thought that this was from a tax perspective jaw-dropping front for non-tax lawyers. The trump organization didn't report weisselberg didn't pay taxes on fringe benefits. It might sound like a footfall from a tax perspective. Got more than a million dollars in clearly. Unambiguously taxable fringe benefits that you're not reporting to the irs not reporting to state tax authorities and keeping a separate set of books internally counting that as compensation. That's really really really bad to put this in perspective. This is pretty similar to what leona helmsley did. Leona helmsley was sentenced to prison for four years for booking to her company expenses on her greenwich mansion. Here weisselberg was booking the entire cost of his apartment to the trump corporation one of the trump organizations entities so that strikes me as one of the tax events that actually could get you locked up. There are other facts near that are really bad for weisselberg. So he got three thousand dollars in wads of cash at the end of the year that the corporation kept track of but he didn't report as income but the more than a million dollars a year in apartment expenses. That's a really bad. Okay but let me push back on that a little bit because there's some things that aren't in here right. We had a. I don't know thirty page. New york times expose about the trump organization. Overvaluing it's real estate holdings for certain purposes and undervaluing them for others. Right we had all kinds of discussion about the president's personal taxes in the context of litigation from this office trying to get access to those records. None of that information is in here. And what is in here is kind of limited to x. compensation by of executives and one executive in particular and the absence of tax payments on it. Should we regard this as a new kind of important advance in the trump accountability story. Or is this just like leona. Helmsley thing where you know. Alan weisselberg cheated on his taxes and the trump organization helped him do it. We don't know yet. So i think that this would be a chargeable offense. If it weren't trump connected it probably wouldn't be discovered if it weren't trump connected but the then state attorney general of new york roc charges against leona helmsley for what she did and this seems similar it would surprise me of all this going on just for weisselberg and it would really surprise me if the man on top didn't understand what was going on. He was writing personal checks for the tuition expenses of wisely grandkids at columbia grammar. This is a man who says he has the best understanding of anyone of our complex tax loss so he should have understood that that was employee compensation that had to be reported. So i think this makes it plausible that trump ultimately gets charged for tax. Defense we're not there yet. But i would consider this a bad day for the trump organization. All right this is a very a good transition to rebecca's particular expertise Related to this question which is the office and its behavior that brought this case so you used to serve in the new york. Da's office if this were a federal case. I would feel like. I knew how to read it. That is with respect to the question that daniel just post. Which was what. Is this a harbinger of and i would look at this case and say it's pretty narrow. The conduct is agreed. Gis but it is focused on this one executive compensation question. It's not keesing other issues. It's not dangling a lot of issues related to the former president's personal conduct except this one issue related to his signing a check so this is would indicate to me in the federal system that this is kind of what they got and there may be trying to put pressure on alan weisselberg to cooperate but they don't have something a whole lot bigger or it would be in this indictment and my question to you is. Is that the right way to read the conduct of this office given that they just impaneled a special grand jury to sit for good while longer. They've got michael cohen. Who clearly wants desperately the testify and we do know. There's this other kind of stuff out there. So how should we read what this office is doing here. So i have to say. I'm not sure in this regard. How different the two offices are. I was a little bewildered. When news of this came up. Before i saw the actual indictment. Because i would normally think that you would receive the swaggie would kind of come out with your indictment that has what you got and you wouldn't drop one piece of it ahead of time and i you know conflict scratching my head and thinking like maybe there's a statute of limitations for long you know. I couldn't wait understand why they were doing it like this but i will say one thing about the office. Which is that in a way because we the. Da doesn't have the same tools that the federal government has both in terms of substantive law and in in terms of some procedural issues it forces them to be a little bit more like scrappy. I'm creative so i do feel like sometimes you just go off script in a case when because you needed to get somewhere so i think maybe we have to look at it like that that you know without knowing without being privy to like whatever meetings led up to this in some way. This is some kind of creative step trying to do something. And i think the best gas is what you said. Which is they are trying to put pressure on weisselberg to cooperate. Now one way you could look at. It is without him. they can't bring the case. I think i would put it slightly differently. Which is that. I mean when i was there we bring cases i have to say. Also i'm worked for. I worked in this division called investigation division central which was Run at the time by a lawyer named john moscow and he was sort of known for being a little bit crazy and he ran their big of securities fraud big financial crimes unit. And so he would do things that were really. Looks like defense attorneys. We get with the go crazy because they were so like unorthodox and so..
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"leona helmsley" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The rachel maddow show. We did nine eastern on. Msnbc leona helmsley. remember her. She went to prison. She was a multi-billionaire actual multi-billionaire for real she was president of helmsley hotels which was a high end luxury group of two or three dozen hotels including the park lane in new york city and the helmsley palace. She herself appeared in ads for some of her hotels bragging about how rich she was. And how exacting she was and how she needed absolutely the best service and the all the most luxurious stuff and so she insisted on it at all of her hotels. And that's why you should come stay at hotels sort of familiar. Stick at this point. I know but it worked for for helmsley hotels in the nineteen eighty s until it didn't turns out despite being a billionaire despite not only the image of immense wealth but the actuality of it leona helmsley and her husband had engaged in a number of chiseling tax cheats including having a whole bunch of renovations. Done at a helmsley vacation. Home in greenwich connecticut. Leona helmsley's private home renovations on that home including like putting in a dancefloor and stuff but she builds the renovations to the hotel company. She had the helmsley hotel company. Paid to do those renovations on her private home that had for her the double benefit of her not having to pay for those renovations herself and also her hotel company got to deduct the payments as a business expense. Even though they weren't it was just stuff. She wanted personally yes. She went to prison the trial where she got convicted Probably made her even more famous than her. hotels had. this is headline july twelfth. Nineteen eighty nine in the new york. Times made testifies helmsley denied paying taxes. Quote leona helmsley. Once told a housekeeper at her connecticut home that only the little people pay taxes. The housekeeper testified yesterday at mrs helmsley's tax fraud and extortion trial. The witness elizabeth bomb said the conversation took place at the helmsley's home in greenwich four to six weeks after she was hired in september. Nineteen eighty-three miss baum said that she and mrs helmsley. We're in a back hall of the eleven million dollar home. I said you must pay a lot. Of taxes is bomb testified. She said we don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes. Ms baum testified that staff salaries were paid by helmsley businesses and that her paycheck was issued by the harley hotel. Chain which is based in cleveland miss baum also said she ordered groceries and household supplies for the greenwich house from the park lane hotel in new york city. The items were delivered in a hotel van. She said assistant. Us attorney kathy. Cyborg ask ms bomb. If she ever purchased food locally in greenwich. She said she did so only a few times. She testified quote. I bought something for the house that we ate. She testified that when she asked mrs helmsley to reimburse her for the cost of that food mrs helmsley said to her quote. You bought it you pay for it real peach right leona. Only the little people pay taxes. Helmsley went to prison for that scheme and more. That's that's game in which she used her business as a tool for chiseling petty tax fraud. Which is both a crazy thing for a super-rich person to bother with right and it turns out. It's exactly the kind of crime that super rich people think they can get away with and that they can get caught for particularly if they are brazen about it. I mean leona homes. It was having her business pay or provide for her personal living expenses including the salaries for her made and other servants at her private vacation home in the renovations there even the food there should the business pay for all of it instead of her pain for it that meant nothing comes out of her pocket and the business gets to deduct all of that for tax purposes. She was convicted on thirty. three counts. people sort of famously shouted at her and taunted her on on the courthouse steps up to her conviction. She went to prison in nineteen ninety two when she got out of prison. She had a community service hours to perform. She apparently tried to get her employees to perform the community service for her. The court found out about it and so then she got more hours. The on a helmsley died in two thousand seven. Nearly every headline on every obituary called the ex-convict the queen of mean when she died using business to pay for your personal stuff as a way to avoid taxes. That's a tried and true way to go to prison and being famous doesn't necessarily help you. Avoid that being infamous or being famous you remember on seinfeld. There was a character called the soup. Nazi he we ever rule in this. Show don't talk about nazis unless you're talking about actual nazis except in the case of the soup nazi. That was his character on the show. He had all these really specific rules. For how exactly you were supposed to order soup at his restaurant and if you didn't follow the rules he screamed at you. No soup for you. The soup nazi on seinfeld was based on a real guy. A storefront soup place on west fifty fifth street in manhattan. Run by a guy who really would scream at you if you didn't order fast enough or if you didn't stand in exactly the right place the cfo for the soup nazi's soup company. Went to prison turns out for years. If god forbid you worked at the soup nazi place you would get paid through. All sorts of little chiseling off the books schemes designed to avoid taxes. And so the dude went to prison running your business in such a way that your business provides personal stuff to executives of the company and then writes it off like those are business. Expenses compensating the employees at your business in ways that are designed to hide that compensation from tax authorities. These are tried and true path's to prison even if you're not like a tax accountant even somebody who studies these things even if you're not a lawyer if you're somebody who just watch is seinfeld or read a single tabloid newspaper in the eighties even for comically high profile people. This is a tried and true way to end up in the crowbar hotel. Which is why presumably most people who try to commit those crimes no that they ought to be subtle about it. Mostly not all though and what new york prosecutors spelled out in court today was a variety of this kind of alleged crime that.
"leona helmsley" Discussed on 710 WOR
"To get to the important stuff. We'll get to it coming up. We'll get to Bill Cosby. Why, exactly as he's suddenly out of jail and we all know he's guilty. Why is he out of jail? We'll get to the mayoral election. What's wrong with this board of elections? Why can't they tell us anything? Even the latest round that's been released? Well, we're not even sure about that. We'll get to all of that stuff. Get to Miami. What's going on there? President Biden and his weekend shenanigans coming up the Kamala Harris office. A total disaster will go over that. So Alan Wisenberg is the CFO chief financial officer of the Trump Organization. I believe he's been there longer than anybody 48 years he was There when I think when Fred Trump was still in the company, Uh, one thing about the Trump organization. Everybody's been there forever. He's really a great boss. Anybody works there will tell you that Now you've You think of any major? Anybody? There's always an ex employee. That will tell you horror stories. Remember Leona Helmsley? How many ex employees came forward to tell you? What a vicious rule you've never Ever heard of an ex Trump employee ever saying anything bad about him? Except, of course, the, uh, sleazeball Michael Cohen, but he was not actually an employee was there part time? It was never an actual full time employee at the company, but you've never heard anybody bad mouth him from the company and everybody. That's there's Jim. Most of them have been there. 20 years. 30 years. Wisenberg 48 years. Good guy. They've been investigating the Trump organization Cy Vance, who let all the rioters go. You know the ones that were arrested for looting, smashing, trashing, destroying businesses all over New York last summer, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars where the stuff he announced about two weeks ago that he's dropping all charges against him, and I could have charged them. And you'll notice what he's done with the low level criminals all over New York Street criminals, crime robbing. That's just lets them go. He's been the worst district attorney ever in the history of New York, a total a left wing progressive let the criminals go. Crime has just spiked out of control under his watch, along with Cuomo and de Blasio. But he's highly partisan. These very political remember, it was pretty obvious. Harvey Weinstein needed to be charged, and Vance wouldn't charge him. Wouldn't do it had to be finally shamed into charging him so very, very, very peculiar choices from Cy Vance. And obviously it's all partisan and He wants to get trump so Cy Vance. By the way, his term is up. He'll be gone by the end of the year, but he wants to go out on the lowest note possible so He's obsessed with getting Donald Trump. This is he's a Soviet type of district attorney in the American system. There's a crime you investigate. See who did it in the Soviet system. You pick an individual you don't like and then you hunt for a crime. Cy Vance had no crime, but he hates Trump. So he's gonna look Same thing with the Letitia James. These two Far left partisans target a guy then look for a crime and they'll just keep investigating and investigating and investigating that I can find something depend on him. Remember about four or five months ago in court, Cy Vance won the right to get Donald Trump's tax returns. And about 4.5 months ago you saw in the news that day, a big, huge truck pulled up to deliver Donald Trump's tax returns, all of them to side advance and tax return of Donald Trump says 1500 pages so Here were these massive massive tax returns, boxes and boxes. Being loaded out of the truck brought into, say, Vance's office. That was 4.5 months ago. For four months. They looked over those tax returns they brought in forensic accountants. They went through every Every inch of those tax returns and 4.5 months later, they found Nothing. There is nothing wrong in those tax returns. They couldn't find a damn thing illegal in those tax returns. That's why there's no charges against Trump. No charges based on those tax returns, so If you're sleazy prosecutors, Soviet style prosecutor. What do you do? Well, you find somebody over there and you terrorize them into giving you something, Remember? They did this to General Flynn. Set them up in an interview. You catch him on some little process crime. You indict his kids threatened to send his kids to jail. I mean, this is real Soviet stuff from Cy Vance. So they did this with Wisenberg. They were about to indict his sons. There's another good executive there, Matt. Culinary Good guy. They were about to do it to him. His kid who works in the Trump organization, They've dropped everything against him, I guess. He would look too ridiculous to have to fake cases. But they're going to go ahead with Wisenberg. They indicted him and he surrendered this morning. Later today, they'll announce the exact charges from what I hear. You're not going to believe this. The charges using a company car And the company apartment. And there's one report. Maybe the company paid for his one of his kids. School tuition. This stuff is common standard practice. It goes on all over the place in all major corporations. You're the CEO, CFO major corporations. You get to use the company car. You get to use the company apartments you get to use the company Private jet. Goes on all the time. It goes on everywhere. Let me point out. Cy Vance uses a company car and driver and police detail. If you're the district attorney, you get a car. A driver Some. You got a couple of cops to guard you and this is all free. They just handed to you. I don't think it ever occurred to Cy Vance to declare this on his income tax. When you watch people on TV talking about this, if he's watch Fox or MSNBC, they brought on these guests to talk about it. I've been one of those guests many times. And when you're the guest, they send you a car. A car with a driver comes to pick you up. Yeah, every guest every time. And when you're done, you come outside..
"leona helmsley" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Coming up this week, but you don't have to file We're getting a little bit of a reprieve. My friends tell me at the iris that it's just so just they're super busy. They had to give out all those cove ID checks and others so far behind and s. Oh, they're going to give us a reprieve till May 17th. But as I said before, remember that if you're a person who has to pay Estimated tax. You still owe the estimated tax on April 15th so scurry to your accountant or make sure you put that check in the mail. Otherwise, you could be penalized. Now we're going to do a little luck quiz here on the Karen Conti show. We've got two contestants are going to be pitted against each other Kent from Peotone and Sherry from Aurora High. Can't How are you? You're doing great today and Sherry in Aurora, How are you doing? Good. They are you filing your taxes on April 15th? Either of you know. No, I already get you already dead, huh? Got right to it. This is Ah, um, so this this little quiz has to do with with Texas from all standpoints, and let's start. Let's let's play it where Kent is gonna actually ask. He's going to answer the question first, and then share. You're going to tell me if you concur or you have a different answer, and we'll keep score. Actually, Ben is gonna keep score. Um, because I can't do everything here. All right, ready? Can't be ready for the first question. Yes, I am. This celebrity owed $17 million in taxes and gave concerts for three years to pay off the taxes. A Tom Petty be Glen Campbell See Alice Cooper or D Willie Nelson. Let's go with D And what do you think? Sherry? Do you concur? Or do you have a different answer? Company Glen Campbell, Alice Cooper or Willie Nelson. Um, really, Nelson, You are both correct. It's Willie Nelson. Hey, actually had it. He had a song called Who, by my memories, and he did manage to pay back some of it. I'm not sure of all of it, but you're doing well so far. Here we go. And I'm going to start with you on this one. Sherry Sherry, what famous person was quoted as saying. We don't pay taxes on Lee. Little people pay taxes. That's a Martha Stewart be Leona Helmsley see a meld of Marcus or D Al Capone. Oh, Martha Stewart, be Leon. A healthy and what do you think? Can do? You concur? Oh, Deep Al Capone. Yeah, Okay. Can't What do you think I go with B? Leona Helmsley. And can't you are correct. It's Leona Helmsley. She was the hotel the air She evaded taxes of 1.2 million. But when she went to trial, she was fined 7.1. So the moral of the story is pay it. Otherwise you're going to pay a lot. Mork, The queen of mean Leona Helmsley. So we've got Kent is in the lead on this one. Okay, Here we go. We're going to start Count on this. What amendment created the federal income tax. A. The Sixth Amendment be the 16th amendment. See the 18th amendment, or D, the 19th amendment. Yeah. I'm gonna have to be after that. I'm gonna say eight. You think it's the which Amendment Whichever one you said was a I think that was the 66th amendment. Okay, Sherri, from Aurora, What do you think? You concur? What was the question? What amendment created the federal income tax not give you a hint. It was in 1913. Is it the Sixth Amendment, the 16th amendment, the 18th amendment or the 19th Amendment. I'm gonna go with 16 that is correcting Ding ding, ding ding. No Googling If you guys are Googling that's cheating. No, I didn't do that now. Okay. All right. So now we're going to start with sherry on this one. What is Tax Freedom Day? Is it a the day The average person could stop working to pay taxes and gets to keep the rest of his earnings be the day the income tax law was repealed by Congress or see the day that the French put all of its tax collectors to death. Guillotine. Well, now don't make me repeat those right? Sure. What do you think? Oh, my gosh. What were they? What was a day that began the day The average person has a construct, working to pay taxes, and he gets to keep the rest of the earning. So, basically, you're working to pay the taxes. And on that day, you can, uh, you can keep your earnings or be the day the income tax law was repealed by Congress or see the day French. But all the text collectors to death by guillotine. So they say. And what do you think? Can't That's definitely ate. That is correct. That is correct. Tax freedom Day. I don't know what day that is, Ben, Do you know what day that is, for the day that we It's really It's really, um really just terrible to think about it that you work for the government up until a certain day And then on Lee, then can you reap the benefit of your heart labor? Okay, Here we go. I forgot. Arianna. We're on Kent on this one, right? Yes, we are true or false theory. Iris has approximately 80,000 employees Maurer than the CIA and the FBI combined tour false. True. Sherry. What do you think? That is correct. You don't win that one. All right. Here we go. Sherry, this man was quoted in 17 89 is saying nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. A George Washington Robert Smith, the first half text collector of the colonies, see Benjamin Franklin or D. Thomas Jefferson..
"leona helmsley" Discussed on 710 WOR
"That is at the end of the day, destructive in the sense that it It forces everybody to be either pro or anti Trump. And so a lot of good issues get obscured and get just ignored because if you embrace and then you're embracing trump and in all of his objections, all of his accusations and it doesn't have to be that way. So we're not really getting reform this way. We're getting ah lot of bomb throwing back and forth and a lot of angry talk, but we're not getting anywhere. Form. So right now, the next election will be run under the same rules as this one. Which is why I'm glad that the Republicans are objecting because I think it might set in motion some ideas as to how we reform the system so that people can trust it. Huh? Well, we're just about out of time. Hey, In just a few seconds you met you mentioned in your column. Howard Rubinstein. He was one of the great behind the scenes forces in their city. Wonderful guy loved Howard Rubinstein, and we lost him over the New Year holiday. But just give us a few seconds of what? What a role he played in New York. Well, Howard, you know was was something of a fixer. It was a PR big PR agency. He specialized in people with big problems on his is way of dealing with them, and I got to know him quite well. And in later years his way of dealing with these clients, whether is Leona Helmsley, Marv Albert when he had his issues, George Steinbrenner he had he had a sane on a plaque on his desk. And it said, If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said on. I was the first time I saw that. I was just I thought that's absolutely brilliant, and I realized in many ways that was the key to his success. It was I'm going to get you out of trouble. But if you lie, I'm not going to be able to do it. And so you've got to not live. Got to tell the truth. And so if you look at the pattern of his clients They always had some point come clean about it. They always admit something so that I think people have this sense that some version of justice has been done. Even if it was just an apology to the public. There was no crime involved. Just something sorted. Perhaps that that there was some sense that things have been put right, And I think that was Howard's genius, and he did it. In the least offensive ways He could be Frank, but it was never poisonous. It was never offensive. It was always just honest that I think that's how he lived. I admire him for it. He was a great man, a quiet man, and he fixed this show number of times. He would always call date back off on that. Don't do that He was settled the arguments. Although he was good, great man. Michael Goodwin will be waiting for Wednesday's column. And thanks for being with us My pleasure, Mike. Thank you. Thank you. When check out the Web page Lot of would put a bunch of videos up over the holiday. Take a look Some great stuff up there. Just go to 7 10. W o r dot com slash mark. Finding great candidates, the higher Converium.
"leona helmsley" Discussed on KTOK
"Ah, whole roof. They tore off a roof for me recently that needed to be replaced. And there was lots of decking that needed to be replaced. And rather than just You know, throw something up there. They called and consulted face time We showed me the pictures and let me make a decision on how to move forward with this property. And how to do the roof. And I said, What's the right way to do the roof? Larry and he said, Well, the right way would be to put do decking on this, but your insurance will not pay for that. I said well, I'm selling this property. So I have to do the right thing is hope. Put the decking on there. And But it was nice because he would. He showed me the pictures and let me know. So Robin's roofing. I trust them. You can, too. 7 to 8 37 107 to 8 37 100. Ron Sha La What's our word of the day? Word of the day's air air. We talked about air with a buyer, not air. This is air like H e I r air, not air like the air that you breathe and not They're like, Oh, I dropped the past. That's an error. No, This is air right? So English conduce that to us, and that's why people who don't speak English as a first language have problems learning English, and we complain about Learning foreign languages in school. We shouldn't complain because English is just is bad, but air eyes are word of the day H e I. R. It actually comes from the middle English. There he will I r e or sometimes spelled E I r. And came to us via Latin, which is Herod, which means the kinsman inheriting property of a person without close relatives. Nowadays and air is the one who inherits that ABS obtains the property or title inherits the property is an heir. Used to be back in the old days. It was formally the sons were your air. Your son would inherit the property. There was a Patriarchal society for quite some time that didn't look at the women as anything but the ownership property, etcetera, so they'd always go for a son so they would have an heir to inherit their property. And sometimes in some cultures, the eldest son got two times and the younger son just got the one share. Build a sudden got the two times and sometimes l. A son got it all. But the concept of airship is that inheriting or the receiving of property when an individual dies or passes away. But don't you have to, like, publish something to be sure that there are no heirs that are being left out. But when we do, ah, probate we do file On action with the court requires us to notify Beneficiaries that Aaron a wheel if there's a will In addition to the heirs of law. The air is the law would be those people who would take Under a situation where there was no will, whether whether was intestate succession. The reason for that would be just in case the will is not admitted to probate. If it is invalidated, then you have to look to see who would the beneficiaries B and an air. It all may have a challenge to a will say the will. I gave everything I owned to the society for the protection of durables, for example, and my Children were not happy with that disposition of all my wealth of all the $250. I got left my pocket and so they challenge it in court as to whether that will was valid. Maybe they think that someone with the durable society might have convinced me course to me, too. To change my will and disinherit my Children, so the heirs of law would have a basis to challenge and we do notify them specifically by mailing to them. At their last known address. Also, we do publish it as well in the county, where the action is brought. People do some strange things with their wills. I Yesterday I watched the Strange inheritance TV show. And, uh, one of the things that was put in the will of Harry Houdini was that they would, uh I guess he left money for this, too. Uh, have a sales trying to conjure him up once a year. Yes, he wanted to determine whether or not at least this, Vai understood whether or not the metaphysical realm did exist. Spirits those kind of things. So he set that up to try to find that out now whether he was trying to debunk it or trying to see whether it actually worked or not. I don't know. I don't didn't look at it that closely or know him. But there are some that try to debunk that. And so let's say, Yeah, well will require this and I'll show that Neither does happen or or it doesn't happen. And consequently, you get some weird things that a will that way and you set it up. You can sit up is a trust. Did you know that was another thing that they commented on was Leona Helmsley. Left a You know, the one the little people that she You know who I'm talking about. Okay, uh, that She left her $12 million trust for her little pet dog. What happens to that once the dog's dead? Well, there are things called pet trusts. My God, that is, ah kind of Ah, unique area where people set that up. And we do we do actually create those, Uh, trust for the pet. On. Yes, there is. A clause is what happens if the pet dies, but How you have the trustee who takes care of the pet. How do you make sure that the pets well taken? Care of What Perimeters, Aaron the trust in terms of welcome you spent on the pet those types of things. Yeah, it's It's quite interesting. You know, here in Oklahoma City, actually, is Edmund. I listed a property a few years ago where the person that died had left. Everything to his dogs. And he had a house that was paid for. And Uh, Brother had to start taking care of these. And so the money was gone. The dogs were dead and there really were not provision in this will So he had to still go to court to get permission to sell the property. Well, if you get that situation since, say, animal cannot be a test ater. They can't create their own will so they can't dispose of it beyond themselves. Consequently, you look at the gift, and if the gift that expires then you'd have to go with to a court and basically you haven't intestate succession at that particular point. There's an intestine see created. Because the gift is no longer valid, and that's kind of falls into. Last week, we were talking about what about your trust, holding real property on whether or not the properties in the trust or not. That's a problem You mentioned last week that you Seymour and I've seen it quite. I say it a lot and And that brings up a challenge by the way. That brings up a challenge. We tell people check your trust, Make sure real properties in your trust. Let's challenge people today. If you gotta trust today, tomorrow before the weekend's out, go to your trust,.