Secret Prosecutions And The Erosion Of Justice

Law360, New York (August 12, 2015, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is increasingly the subject of headline controversy[1] about his billion-dollar development deal with secretly convicted RICO felon Felix Sater.

Sater is infamous for using — and being allowed by the government to use — the illegal concealment of his racketeering conviction to evade millions of dollars of mandatory restitution he owed to the victims of his organized crime stock fraud. By itself this is no surprise, as it occurred in the Eastern District of New York, home to Jordan Belfort, the "Wolf of Wall Street," and other cooperators who, like Sater, got to keep the money...

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