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

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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.

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000187-4dd5-dfdf-af9f-4dfda6e80000

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Police shooting leaves 14-year-old boy dead; Father speaks out

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Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Correspondent

 

#TurksandCaicos, May 21, 2024 – The grieving father and community members in Dock Yard, long before official confirmation, informed Magnetic Media that the individual shot and killed by the police in Snake Hill, off Millennium Highway, Blue Hills, Providenciales, was “ToTo,” officially known as 14-year-old ANTORENS DORCELY.

Permission was granted by the father to disclose the child’s name as he is deceased.

After reports of the shooting and robbery on the night of Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, Medical professionals on the scene confirmed to Magnetic Media that a young male was fatally shot by the police.  While initially believed to be between 15 or 16 years old, further investigation revealed that 14-year-old Toto had not been seen or heard from since the night of the incident.

According to the first official press release from TCI Police; they were fired upon in a marked police vehicle and returned fire at a reported stolen car, resulting in the death of an individual.

Over the following days, police issued two additional statements regarding the fatal shooting.  One statement mentioned two separate robbery reports in the Blue Hills vicinity on the same night.

This reporter received a voice note from a woman claiming to have been robbed of her car and valuables by two gunmen around the same time the boy was killed by authorities.

Police mentioned in one of their statements that multiple individuals fled the scene that night, but they did not mention recovering a firearm.

Videos obtained by Magnetic Media showed a small orange car with bullet holes and shattered windows, while no damage was observed on any police vehicles.

The father, although acknowledging his son’s involvement in crime, expressed disbelief that his son would shoot at the police, tearfully stating that he didn’t believe the police had to kill his son.

Community members disclosed that Toto turned to crime to support himself and his younger brother after their mother’s death.  Residents expressed a desire for the surviving brother to be relocated to a better environment and offered support to ensure his well-being and education.

Toto and his surviving brother, said to be 11 years old were born in the Turks and Caicos, and their tragic circumstances raise questions about the use of lethal force.

Magnetic Media conducted an extensive investigation, including interviews with the deceased boy’s father and community members.  There were visits to the shooting scene at Snake Hill, and examination of the alleged stolen orange car, which is now impounded at the police compound.

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Male Charged with Robbery

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#TurksandCaicos, May 13, 2024 – Detectives of the Serious Crime Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have charged a man who allegedly stole a vehicle.

The accused, DANVANTE  BRISCO, 30,  of  Kew Town, Providenciales, was charged with:

  • One Count: Robbery
  • One Count: Taking Motor Vehicle Without Authority
  • One Count: Using Offensive Weapon to cause fear

Mr. BRISCO appeared in court today (May 13 ) and was granted bail of $7500.00 with one surety.

The matter was adjourned to July 05 for a Sufficiency Hearing.

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Dock Yard Male Charged  

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#TurksandCaicos, May 13, 2024 – A 20-year-old Dock Yard male appeared in court today (May 13th) charged with a series of firearm-related offences.

The accused, JAMES SIMON, was denied bail and remanded into custody pending a Sufficiency Hearing scheduled for July 05th, 2024.

Mr. SIMON faces the following charges: 

  • One Count: Robbery;
  • One Count: Gang Membership
  • One Count: Possession of a Firearm for the Benefit of a Gang
  • One Count: Possession of Ammunition for the Benefit of a Gang.

The charges against Mr. Simon followed investigations by officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force into a robbery at the parking lot of a Casino where three males robbed a victim.

Additionally, Mr. Simon is charged with the following offences, having been arrested on May 02nd, 2024, along South Dock Road.

  • One Count: Possession of a Firearm
  • One Count: Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count: Unlawful Entry

Officers also charged a teenage minor who was in the company of  Mr. Simon on May 02nd with One Count of UNLAWFUL ENTRY. 

The accused, seventeen and from Kew Town, Providenciales, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on May 20th.

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