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Donald Trump statement of facts; everything the court is accusing him of



Dana Malcolm
Staff writer

#USA, April 6, 2023 – It cost Donald Trump over $400,000 to hide potentially damaging information regarding the Stormy Daniels matter, money he paid by repeatedly and fraudulently falsifying his New York business records. This is the accusation detailed in a 13-page Statement of Facts released by the Court alongside Trump’s 34-count indictment on Tuesday.

The Court is also alleging that a magazine company, American Media Inc., paid off at least two sources to ensure they did not publish the damaging allegations about Trump before the 2016 presidential election, which he won.

“AMI CEO agreed to help with the Defendant’s campaign, saying that he would act as the “eyes and ears” for the campaign by looking out for negative stories about the Defendant and alerting Lawyer A before the stories were published.  The AMI CEO also agreed to publish negative stories about the Defendant’s competitors for the election,” the document claims.

Lawyer A, often referred to as Trump’s fixer, is identified by US media houses as Michael Cohen.

That ‘damaging information’ included purported evidence from the Trump Tower doorman of a ‘love child’ which AMI paid $30,000 for exclusive rights to and did not publish.  Finding out that the story was ‘fake,’ they refused to release the doorman from the exclusive agreement until after the election was won.

Another $150,000 was paid out to stop a source only characterized as Woman 1 (identified by US media houses as a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal), from speaking out about a sexual relationship she had with Donald Trump while he was married.

Another $130,000 payment was made to another woman (identified by US media houses as adult film actress Stormy Daniels) this time from Cohen, weeks before the election.   After winning the election, Trump met with the AMI CEO who had by then, snuffed out two scandals and tried to gain control of the infamous, “grab them by the [genitals],” according to an Access Hollywood recording.

The Manhattan court says, as thanks, the CEO was invited to the White House for dinner.

For the lawyers’ part, he was reimbursed $420,000 so he could claim the $180,000 Trump owed him (for the initial $130,000 payment and an additional, $50,000 fee) after 50 percent in taxes plus a $60,000 bonus.  This money was paid out to him over 12 months via checks labelled as legal fees.  It is these allegedly, mischaracterized checks that the Manhattan Courts have latched onto and for which the former president is being charged.

Cohen has already pleaded guilty and served prison time for his own part in the dastardly campaign, but Donald Trump has vehemently maintained his innocence and unless he suddenly pleads guilty, there will be no resolution until the case goes to trial and that won’t be until next year.

You can read the statement of facts here.


United States Tourist Guilty says TCI Police in Conviction Report



#TurksandCaicos, September 19, 2023 – A 26-year-old male has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment having pleaded guilty to Possession of Ammunition.

Michael Allan Grim Jr. of Paoli Pike Floyds, Indiana was today (September 18th) sentenced. Mr. Grim was arrested on August 01st, 2023, and subsequently charged, after one black magazine, containing 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition was found in his luggage, whilst at the Providenciales International Airport.

During the investigation, Mr. Grim was interviewed by detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and admitted the ammunition belonged to him.

Head of Crime, Safeguarding, and Public Protection Superintendent Dean Holden in a brief statement said: “The laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands regarding the possession of firearms and ammunition is very clear. The laws are clearly defined as to the requirements needed in obtaining permission for possession of firearms and ammunition when traveling to the TCI. The laws apply to everyone and will be enforced.”

Officers of the Serious Crime Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force investigated the matter.

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Murder No. 14 in Kew Town; No Identity, No Leads Police ask for HELP



Dana Malcolm 

Staff Writer 


#TurksandCaicos, September 11, 2023 – The Kew Town Community was the scene of the country’s latest recorded murder according to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police which rushed to the community on Saturday September 2nd after yet another shooting.

It was the country’s 14th confirmed homicide and came one week after a married couple was showered with bullets resulting in the death of the husband, Jevanio Williams.

In an update on the killing, police in a brief communication said the victim was shot multiple times.

“Based on preliminary police reports, shortly after 6 p.m., residents reported hearing gunshots.

Calls were placed to the Police Control Room and a team of detectives arrived at the given location in Walter Cox Drive, where they saw a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body lying motionless on the ground.”

The male victim, who has yet to be formally identified, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical officials.

Detectives continued investigations over the weekend, to establish the events surrounding the murder.  The victim is said to have been shot in the head; assassination style.

Police, in revealing some details of the attack also launched an appeal for information in the crime.

“We are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the deceased male victim who was dressed in a red t-shirt, dark short pants, and dark trainers.

The victim is approximately 35-40 years old, of medium build, and is believed to be of Haitian descent.

The public is being asked to contact 911, the closest police station, or call TCI Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and give any information on this murder or any other illegal activity anonymously.”

During last year, the RTCIPF has been working on information gathering to classify which murders are related to gang activity.  Sadly, this is another murder where there is no information regarding a motive or the identity of the victim, making categorization of the event near impossible.

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Migrant Vessel Landing



#TurksandCaicos, September 2, 2023 – At approximately 10:10 pm on Tuesday, 29th August 2022, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Maritime Operations personnel onboard one of its maritime vessels contacted the 911 Police Control room and reported that they were in pursuit of what appeared to be a large wooden illegal vessel (sloop) carrying an estimated 200 people, making its way to the general area of North West Point, Providenciales.

The sloop failed to comply with instructions given by the Police and continued to make its way to shallow waters. The Police vessel was unable to get any closer in such shallow water. The migrant vessel ran aground, and its passengers began jumping into the water and ran to the shore.

It is believed the migrants landed somewhere between the Chrystal Bay and Malcolm Bay areas. Officers from the Maritime Operations immediately commenced rescue efforts in the surrounding waters, and one male and a small child were safely removed from the vessel. It is believed all the remaining migrants made it to land.

The time of the incident prohibited the responding agencies from conducting further searches however, coordinated search efforts led by the RTCIPF and supported by other agencies, resumed on Wednesday, 30th August with various resources deployed at strategic areas in an effort to locate and detain as many irregular migrants as possible.

This remains an ongoing multi-agency operation.

Thus far, a number of illegal migrants, including children have been located and detained.

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