Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

October 2, 2023

Trump’s Real Estate Valuations: They Mean Just What He Chooses

By David Reiss

  The Daily Beast quoted me in Trump’s Bank Fraud Defense ‘Defies the Laws of Physics.’ It reads, in part, Donald Trump’s colossal trial for faking property values starts next Monday, and one mind-boggling issue has emerged as his weakest … Continue reading

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October 2, 2023 in Fraud | Permalink | No Comments

October 30, 2017

Manafort Indicted for Real Estate Fraud

By David Reiss

Paul Manafort and his protege, Richard Gates III, were indicted on a variety of charges, including conspiracy, failure to file requirement financial reports and the making of false statements. The indictment was signed by Special Counsel Mueller. A number of … Continue reading

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October 30, 2017 in Fraud | Permalink | No Comments

March 7, 2017

Is $321 Billion The Right Amount?

By David Reiss

The Boston Consulting Group has released its Global Risk 2017 report, Staying the Course in Banking. Buried in the report is Boston Consulting’s calculation of the amount of penalties paid by banks since the financial crisis:  $321,000,000,000. The report states, … Continue reading

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September 8, 2016

Fighting Financial Exploitation of Elders

By David Reiss

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued a Report and Recommendations on Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Networks. The Executive Summary opens, The widespread prevalence of elder financial exploitation destroys the financial security of millions of older Americans annually. … Continue reading

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September 8, 2016 in Fraud | Permalink | No Comments

April 1, 2016

Cyberfraud at The Closing Table

By David Reiss quoted me in Watch Out, Your Closing Funds May Be Heading to a Cybercriminal. It opens, Imagine being on the brink of owning a home—you can almost feel the keys in your hand. You’ve wired tens of thousands of dollars into escrow to … Continue reading

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