Eric Trump’s charity paid $150,000 to Trump Businesses
Accorodng to a newly released tax document , During the 2016 presidential campaign Eric Trump and his charitable foundation has paid $150,000 to Trumps business
According to the report, The younger Trump’s foundation, now called Curetivity, paid a total of $145,145 to four Trump companies in 2016, down from $322,000 the year before,
Of that, $98,730 went to President Trump’s Westchester golf resort in New York, while smaller amounts were distributed to Trump’s clubs in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., the Bronx and the Trump SoHo hotel.
Eric Trump’s charity regularly held charitable events at his father’s resorts and clubs, and the Trump Organization would then bill the foundation for services used.
Forbes reported last June that Trump previously insisted that his son’s foundation pay the Trump Organization for the events, despite the fact that the services could be offered for free.
Forbes also reported that Eric Trump had in the past falsely claimed that his charity uses Trump Organization locations completely free of charge.
The foundation was holding events at Trump Organization properties as recently as September 2017, when Forbes reported that Curetivity hosted a charitable event at the Trump National Golf Club in New York.
“In the 10 years of operation, the Eric Trump Foundation [raised] over $16.3 million for St. Jude and maintained an expense ration of less than 10 percent,” Trump said in September.
The foundation’s dealings have come under some scrutiny. Last June, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s (D) office opened an investigation into whether Eric Trump’s foundation improperly funneled money to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.