Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJeffery C. Mays Oct. 12, 2018 Growing up on Buffalo’s rough and often neglected East Side, Keith H. Wofford recalled many crisp autumn Sundays spent with his father bonding over the Bills, following the team’s losses and wins on the radio. Tickets to football games were not in the family’s budget: His father, John Wofford, worked at the nearby Chevrolet factory for 32 years, and his mother, Ruby, picked up odd jobs in retail to bring in extra income. But what the Woffords lacked in money, they made up for in expectations for their two sons. “They always had an incredible amount of confidence in us,” Mr. Wofford, 49, said in an interview. “They made very clear that they didn’t see any limitations.” Mr. Wofford held tight to that ideal as he … [Read more...] about Can a G.O.P. Candidate, Who Supported Trump and Democrats, Be New York’s Next Attorney General?
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ALBANY — New York state officials are probing the tax practices of President Donald Trump and his family following a New York Times report on their use of tax avoidance schemes that they called deceptive and potentially fraudulent. The Department of Taxation and Finance, which is responsible for investigating tax fraud, has opened an investigation; it can collect fines and penalties and also refer criminal actions to the attorney general's office. The alleged actions took place three decades ago, likely putting any criminal liability past the statute of limitations.Story Continued Below "The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation," said department spokesman James Gazzale in a statement. A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office declined to comment. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Trump family engaged in tax schemes to avoid taxes on gifts and payments from Fred Trump, … [Read more...] about New York tax officials probing Trump family tax practices
Last Updated Oct 2, 2018 6:28 PM EDT New York's Department of Taxation and Finance is looking into a report published in the New York Times alleging President Donald Trump "participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents."The Times' detailed report claims that the current president received far more wealth from his father than he has let on — $413 million in today's dollars, by the Times' accounting. And the report says much of that wealth was possible because the Mr. Trump and his siblings allegedly set up a sham corporation to disguise gifts from their father. According to the Times, Mr. Trump allegedly helped his father, Fred Trump, take improper tax deductions, and helped create a plan to undervalue his parents' real estate properties on tax returns. Fred Trump, also a real estate developer, died in 1999."The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT … [Read more...] about New York tax officials reviewing New York Times report on alleged Trump tax “fraud”
A lawsuit the New York state attorney general's office filed today against the Donald J. Trump Foundation brings up a connection to Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi. In 2013, Trump gave Bondi's political committee $25,000 in support of her re-election effort — money that came from the foundation and violated tax laws. Trump in 2016 paid the IRS a $2,500 fine. The donation raised questions because it came four days after Bondi publicly said she was considering joining a New York state investigation into Trump University in 2013, which had significant Florida ties. Bondi did not pursue the case, saying there were not many complaints about Trump University in Florida, and she strongly denied any connection to the political donation. Bondi was a top supporter of Trump's during the campaign and has served on his opioid commission. Trump also used his foundation to pay a Florida charity $100,000 to resolve a dispute with the city of Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago. … [Read more...] about Trump Foundation under fire in New York, reviving Bondi connection
The home state president barely warranted a mention during the state Republican Party’s convention. NEW YORK — Not since the administration of Teddy Roosevelt has the New York Republican Party staged a convention with one of its own in residence in the White House. Normally that would be a matter of pride and celebration. But during their two days in Manhattan, GOP delegates put together a ticket on which three of the four statewide candidates either did not vote for Donald Trump or won't say.Story Continued Below And that wasn’t the only way in which the party seemed to distance itself from its theoretical favorite son. Only two of the 40 or so people who spoke during the formal convention proceedings invoked Trump’s name. That means the Republican president of the United States received fewer shout-outs than New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a fellow Republican. Lack of support for the president may work in favor of Republican candidates in a … [Read more...] about New York Republicans run from Trump