One of Donald trumphis allies – who also reclaimed Neverland Ranch after Michael jackson lost him – faces federal charges for acting as an agent of a foreign government.
Thomas barracks was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after the federal government accused him of acting and conspiring to act as an agent for the United Arab Emirates between April 2016 and April 2018. The indictment of 7 counts The charge also accuses Barrack of obstructing justice and making several false statements during a June 2019 interview with the FBI.
Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Jacquelyn Kasulis said Barrack, who chaired Trump’s inaugural committee in 2017, “abused his access to government officials to illegally advance the interests of foreign governments.”
There are 2 other defendants who the Federal Government says took advantage of Barrack’s friendships and access to Trump and other senior officials to advance their goals without revealing their true allegiances.
According to court documents, Barrack unofficially advised senior U.S. government officials on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East as early as January 2017. Prosecutors also said Barrack had sought an appointment to a senior position within government, including the role of special envoy. in the Middle-East.
Barrack, who founded Colony Capital, is the former owner of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. He bought it for $ 22.5 million a year before MJ died. Barrack finally sold the property in December 2020 for $ 20 million to the billionaire Ron Burkle.
We released Barrack with Rob lowe in LA in 2010, just before the two became investors in Miramax … they didn’t talk much about it, but certainly appreciated our camera’s words of encouragement.
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