Is a former Mob-connected hustler—a real estate developer who in 2010 worked on the same floor as Donald Trump as his ‘Senior Advisor’—threatening to spill some beans that could harm the President’s reputation?
Sure looks that way – based on an intriguing Wall Street Journalstory that exposed aspects of a bitter feud between two of Trump’s former key business associates.
The newspaper revealed that the Russia-born Felix Sater—a twice-convicted one-time Mafia associate—is demanding hush money from a former boss – Kazakhstan-born Tevfik Arif – whose Bayrock Group worked in a close partnership for nearly a decade with the Trump Organization.
Sater warned Arif in writing that news headlines will read: ‘The Kazakh Gangster and President Trump’ unless Arif forks over $3.5 million to reimburse Sater for legal expenses he claims he’s owed – the Journal reported.
Specifically Sater is threatening to reveal negative information about Arif’s ‘past relationship with President Trump and the Republic of Kazakhstan’—as well as Arif’s alleged connections to ‘organized crime figures and his business activities in Kazakhstan’.