Anatoly Petukhov emigrated to Florida; a Russian organized crime fighter accused of extorting money from 1999-2013, which he used to buy $38m of Sunny Isles, FL, real estate. Miami Herald
January 2010—January 2011: After leaving Bayrock, [Felix] Sater becomes “senior adviser to Donald Trump,” according to his Trump Organization business card. He also has a Trump Organization email address and [Trump Tower]office. The phone number listed on the card had belonged previously to a lawyer in Trump’s general counsel’s office. [Added March 3, 2017] Bill Moyers
February 2010: Victor Yanukovych won the Ukraine presidency with Paul Manafort’s help. NY Times
April 7, 2010: Ukrainian money launder Anatoly Golubchik, connected to a Mogilevich-Solntsevo illegal gambling & $100m money laundering op out of Trump Tower (sentenced in 2014), bought a condo from Trump in S. Florida.The Insider
May 10, 2010: “Jody Kriss, a former finance director at Bayrock, files a lawsuit against the company. The suit alleges that Bayrock financed Trump SoHo with mysterious cash from Kazhakstan and Russia and calls the building “a Russian mob project.” (The complaint notes that “there is no evidence that Trump took any part in” Bayrock’s interactions with questionable Russian financing sources.) “Mother Jones
 2010 Date unknown: “Bayrock’s Sater becomes a senior adviser to Trump, according to his LinkedIn profile. Though Trump later claims he would not recognize Sater, Sater has a Trump Organization email address, phone number, and business cards. “Mother Jones
“Completed in 2010, the SoHo soon became the subject of prolonged civil litigation by disgruntled condo buyers. The building was foreclosed by creditors and resold in 2014 after more than $3 million of customer down payments had to be refunded. ” The American Interest
“In 2010, amid public scandals and government investigations, [Erik] Prince began to sell off his Blackwater empire. Using new vehicles, he continued to engage in controversial private security ventures, including operations in Somalia and the United Arab Emirates. Eventually, the former Navy SEAL and self-proclaimed American patriot began building close business ties with powerful individuals connected to the Chinese Communist Party. The Intercept
Donald Trump, Jr.’s wife, Vanessa, launches a handbag line, La Poshett Heavy.com
October 1, 2010: Trump’s developer Tevfik Arif, founder of Bayrock and FL Group, New York real estate mogul arrested in Turkey on suspicion of running prostitute ring on $60m luxury yachtDaily MailIn April 2011, Tevfik Arif was acquitted of all charges. “Russian, Kyrgyz and Kazakh businessmen and government officials were among those arrested, according to Bloomberg.”
November 2010: “State Department cables leaked by Wikileaks in November 2010 describe a close relationship between “the Trio” and the seemingly-perpetual Nazarbayev kleptocracy.” “The Trio” are Alexander Mashevich’s “Eurasia Group” as a strategic partner for Bayrock’s equity finance and two other prominent Kazakh billionaires, Patokh Chodiev (aka “Shodiyev”) and Alijan Ibragimov. It was during this period [Gorbachev’s late 1980s perestroika] that they first acquired a significant degree of control over Kazakhstan’s vast mineral and gas reserves. ” The American Interest


Steve Bannon joined the board of Breitbart News Network. Biography.com

March 29, 2011, World Russia Forum  U.S. Senate gave lunch presentation,Dana Rohrabacher panelist on future US-Russian relations  Russia House.  Ed Lozansky, Richard Perle of American Enterprise Institute Sergei Kislyak present

Nov. 16, 2011: Answering deposition questions in a case involving a Fort Lauderdale project, Trump says he has only “limited involvement” with Bayrock Group, which was a Trump tenant “for a period of time.” (pp. 10-11) Trump testifies that he spoke with Felix Sater “for a period of time” when he was an executive with Bayrock. (p.18)  [Added July 3, 2017] Bill Moyers
“The beauty contest Miss Universe in Moscow, which Agalarov organized along with Trump, also proved to be quite a unique event. Suffice it to peruse the list of the key invitees to this event. One of them was Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov (Tayvanchik, or the Taiwanese), who at that time was on FBI’s top-ten most wanted list. In 2011—2013, the FBI bugged the headquarters of the so-called Nahmad-Taiwanchik-Trincher organization at the Trump Tower, located three floors below the penthouse of Donald Trump. The organization was suspected of laundering money by organizing illegal gambling. Helly Nahmad was the son of famous billionaire collector, the Monegasque of Lebanese descent David Nahmad. He pleaded guilty. In the US, Helly Nahmad was sentenced to a large fine and a year in prison, at the same time an investigation into large-scale money laundering with his involvement is still going on in Switzerland. In 2013, Taiwanchik gave an interview to Radio Liberty from a luxurious restaurant downtown Moscow in where he was observed exchanging greetings with oligarchs and pop stars. He said that he called (Vadim Trincher and Anatoly Golubchik – other suspects in the gambling ring) and placed bets, but in Russia this is not against the law. In 2014, Vadim Trincher was sentenced by a US court to five years in prison for racketeering, extortion, organizing illegal gambling, and money laundering. Another member of the same group — Anatoly Golubchik, 57, also a native of the USSR — was given jailtime in the US. According to the investigation, the criminal group that they all ran, managed to launder about $ 100 million; the indictment said the laundered funds were channeled back to the US via Ukraine. According to the FBI report, as well as an indictment document of the Bologna (Italy) prosecutor’s office from 2001 (one of the indictees is Tohtakhunov himself), Taiwanchik had close ties with the Solntsevo OCG.”   Solntsevo OCG is Seva (Semyon) Mogilevich’ Organized Criminal Group


2012: Carter Page makes the FBI radar. CNN     
“Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, Fla.-Trump purchased the property..for $5 million.” Wikipedia
March 2012: Following the death of Andrew Bretibart on March 1, Steve Bannon became Executive Chairman of Breitbart News.
March & April 2012: “There were three by the Cyprus-based Lucicle Consultants — which has “strong ties” to Manafort, according to federal law enforcement sources — in March and April 2012. The company transferred a total of about $2.5 million, some of it directly to accounts controlled by Manafort.” Buzzfeed
October 10, 2012: Sunny Isles, FL, Russian mob real estate broker, Isaac Feldman, 51,was the 5th defendant in a case involving the South Beach “B Girls” bust, along with  Stanislav Pavlenko, 41; Albert Takhalov, 31; Kristina Takhalov, 31, and Siavash Zargari, 48, who “leased the private clubs, obtained credit-card merchant accounts, flew in B-Girls from Eastern Europe or the Baltic States with 90-day visas, rented apartments for them and sent them out to hotels like the Delano, Clevelander and others along Ocean Drive to seduce male visitors into coming to their private clubs.” Miami CBS Local
[Alex]Van der Zwaan was drawn into the Trump-Russia investigation by actions he took in 2012. At the time, his law firm was preparing to release a report commissioned by Paul Manafort, a future Trump campaign chairman, and Manafort’s aide Rick Gates for Ukraine’s Justice Ministry in a bid to defend then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who had jailed one of his most prominent political opponents, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.” Politico

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