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Trump Former Bodyguard, Matthew Calamari, Under Criminal Investigation

The former bodyguard and current COO is now under criminal investigation in New York.
Trump Former Bodyguard, Matthew Calamari, Under Criminal Investigation

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Trump's former bodyguard (and current Trump org Chief Operating Officer) is under criminal investigation in New York himself! The walls keep closing in on those closest to Donald Trump as New York prosecutors keep chipping away at folks until they get enough people to flip or give up information on Trump and his family.

The WSJ reports that prosecutors are looking into whether Calamari "received tax-free fringe benefits" and then knowingly "avoided paying taxes on such perks" which is illegal. Calamari has worked for Donald Trump for roughy 40 years, starting as a bodyguard and then working his way up to COO. The probe is looking into whether Trump and the Trump Org gave "perks" to it's staff in the form of cars, apartments, private school tuition, etc. Accepting these benefits and not paying taxes is a crime, although it is rare that prosecutors bring cases based just on these charges alone. It could be part of a larger scale case or used as a means to get people to flip.

Calamari and his son, Matthew Calamari Jr. (Corporate Director of Security for Trump Org) have hired attorneys. Calamari has lived at an apartment at Trump Park Avenue for years and drives a car leased by Trump Org. His son lives in Trump Park East, the same building where Allen Weisselberg's son lived as well. Were they informing the IRS of these perks and paying taxes on them? If they failed to disclose these perks that would be a crime.

The walls keep closing in around Trump Organization executives. Who will flip first?

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