Trump Is Heading Downhill As His Former Tax Attorney Has Been Slapped With Federal Charges
A new report released on Thursday revealed that the attorney hired by President Donald Trump to challenge his Chicago tax assessments was hit with federal charges after being investigated for the past two months.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, federal agents raided Ed Burke’s government office and personal business office in the last two months.
It is still unclear if the federal investigation on Burke was regarding Trump’s finances or part of Burke’s other work.
Burke worked for the Trump Organization doing tax-related work for the past twelve years before the two parties ended the relationship earlier this year.
Burke “announced his breakup with Trump in letters filed last month with the Cook County courts and the Illinois State Property Tax Appeal Board in which he wrote that ‘irreconcilable differences’ have led his firm to stop representing Trump’s company and step aside in five current cases that seek refunds of millions of dollars in property taxes the president’s company has paid,” the Sun-Times reported back in June 2018.
As part of the investigation, Burke’s cell phone conversations were secretly recorded.
“As you are aware, there have previously been several other investigations such as this. In every instance, we cooperated fully. And in every instance nothing has been found,” Burke was quoted as saying after the raid.