The civil tax fraud case against Russian-born former Trump crony Felix Sater has been dismissed by a federal court in New York.
Website Business Insider reported that on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, a Manhattan court formally dismissed a $250 million civil tax fraud case against the former Trump associate and real estate company Bayrock, of which Sater is co-founder.
The person who allegedly exposed the tax corruption in the matter is Fred Oberlander, an attorney who previously represented Jody Kriss. Kriss is a former business partner of Sater who was charged in a money-laundering suit in which the company was the defendant.
In the tax fraud matter, the company was being prosecuted as a qui tam case. This type of case makes it possible for the party who is exposing the corrupt activity to file charges on behalf of the state. Once this is done, the attorney general’s office takes a look at the information and decides whether to pursue the matter or not. At Wednesday’s hearing Oberlander said that he had filed the complaint due to information that had come to his attention and which had ultimately been stricken from Kriss’ original complaint.
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