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Trump Organization Caught Violating Federal Law After Ordering Golf Course Markers Featuring Presidential Seal

The Trump Organization has ordered golf course markers that feature the presidential seal, in violation of a federal law dictating that the seal can only be used for government business, ProPublica reported Monday.

Sign and metalworking company Eagle Sign and Design told ProPublica that it had gotten an order to create dozens of tee markers featuring the presidential seal to be used on Trump golf courses.

The publication viewed an order form that listed the customer as “Trump International.”

“We made the design, and the client confirmed the design,” Eagle Sign owner Joseph E. Bates told the news outlet.

One of the tee markers — used on courses to show golfers where they should tee off — was also displayed in a Facebook album by the company titled “Trump International Golf Course.” The photo on Facebook later appeared to be deleted.

Photo via ProPublica.

Federal law states that the presidential seal can only be used for government business. Use of the seal otherwise can lead to criminal charges and is punishable by up to six months in prison.

The Trump Organization is being run by President Trump’s sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., while their father is in office.

The Trump Organization and the White House did not return ProPublica’s request for comment.

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