It’s All About Mogilevich

How Trump Tower is like WeWork for the mafia.

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Virginia Heffernan talks to Craig Unger, author of House of Trump, House of Putin, about Semion Mogilevich, the financial genius behind the Russian mafia, and his connections to Trump Tower. They also discuss money laundering, Felix Sater, the odd connection with Chabad, double agents, and the role of Rudy Giuliani.

Further reading:

• House Intelligence Committee Will Investigate Trump Company’s Plan to Give Putin a $50 Million Penthouse
• Dirty Money: Trump and the Kazakh Connection
• Five Things to Know About Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska

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