Donald Trump’s two oldest kids, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., came close to being charged with a felony after prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office built a criminal case against the two. That was until a family lawyer came along to the rescue.
According to ProPublica, both Ivanka and Trump Jr. had been under investigation by the Major Economic Crimes Bureau of the D.A.’s office since 2010 after they mislead possible buyers of the Trump SoHo.
There was hard evidence against the Trump siblings, which included emails of them discussing how to “coordinate false information.”
But the children were saved by Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Marc Kasowitz.
In 2012, Kasowitz gave a $25,000 donation to the re-election campaign of D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. Just three months after, the district attorney told the Major Economic Crimes Bureau to drop the case against the Trumps.
According to the Vance campaign, he had returned the donations prior to the meeting he had with Kasowitz in 2012, but the Trump attorney later donated an additional $50,000.
In a written statement to the publications, Kasowitz said, “I donated to Cy Vance’s campaign because I was and remain extremely impressed by him as a person of impeccable integrity, as a brilliant lawyer and as a public servant with creative ideas and tremendous ability.”