New NJ Troubles for Trump, Clinton? Suspected Mob Ties, Campus Tax Code Violations
Allegations from New Jersey are dogging Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the final days of the presidential campaign.
A video sent to Yahoo News purported to show Trump standing next to alleged mobster Robert LiButti at WrestleMania at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in 1988. Trump Plaza, which the current Republican presidential candidate owned at the time, was the event's primary sponsor.
“We were his guests,” LiButti's daughter Edith Creamer is quoted as saying.
LiButti was banned from New Jersey casinos in 1991 for his alleged ties to mob boss John Gotti and organized crime. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the hotel that same year $650,000 partially because when LiButti was gambling staff would move African-Americans and women from the casino because he complained about their presence.
In March, Yahoo reported that LiButti had a longtime relationship with Trump, but the candidate denied knowing him
Meanwhile, supporters of Trump's Democratic rival at colleges across the country, including Princeton, may have used school resources to promote the Democrat's campaign, according to a report by the conservative Campus Reform.
The report pointed out that campaign activity using school facilities could endanger the schools' tax-exempt status.
The report said that a phone bank on Oct. 12 held in a university classroom was in violation of a policy prohibiting "financial or other support for candidates or political organizations." Use of the name "Princeton" in the name of the organization's name is also a violation because it must be clear that members are speaking only for themselves, Campus Reform claims.
Use of internet service was also in violation because policy states it is to be used only for "the educational, research, and administrative needs of the university.”
Princeton University has not yet returned a message seeking comment.