Turns out that Donald Trump eventually screws everyone, including his personal driver of 20 years. The driver, Noel Cintron says he “was forced to work thousands of hours of overtime without compensation” before Secret Service took over the job of ferrying President Trump. Cintron no longer drives the president but his service to the Trump Organization allegedly continues as a member of its security staff.
Represented by the firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, the July 9 suit in Manhattan Supreme Court demands compensation for six years of service under the applicable statute of limitations.
A representative for the Trump Organization insisted on anonymity to relay comment on the suit.
“Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law,” the representative said. “Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”
For the last eight years, according to the complaint, Cintron has been earning $75,000 a year. This is up $7,000 from Cintron’s last raise in 2006, but the driver disputes that the 2010 salary was actually a raise since it came at the expense of his health insurance. By paying Cintron a little more, the Trump Organization allegedly saved itself $17,866.08 per year in premiums.
The first page of Cintron’s 14-page lawsuit is rife with indignation. “In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through the defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver,” it states.
Later the complaint says: “President Trump’s further callousness and cupidity is further demonstrated by the fact that while he is purportedly a billionaire, he has not given his personal driver a meaningful raise in over 12 years!”
Cintron’s schedule at the Trump Organization has allegdly been a grueling one: five days a week, from approximately 7 a.m. “to whenever Donald Trump, his family or business associates no longer required his plaintiff’s services.” Typically this works out to at least a 50-hour week.
Because Trump required Cintron “to be ready … at a moment’s notice,” according to the complaint, the time in between trips could not be used for Cintron’s personal errands.
Cintron calculates that, on top of his regular pay, Trump should have paid him about $540 in overtime pay per week which is time and a half for 550 hours of uncompensated overtime per year for the past six years.
The driver’s duties also allegedly involved performing running personal errands for his supervisor at the Trump Organization, Matthew Calamari, who used to be the president’s bodyguard.
Trump has also neglected to reimburse Cintron for accrued vacation time, accrued sick days and expenses, according to the complaint.
Cintron seeks damages under federal and New York labor law. Both the Trump Organization and Trump Tower Commercial LLC are named as defendants.
Having intervened in federal proceedings involving Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, the Trump Organization is represented by Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas.
In 2015, Newsweek quoted another personal driver of Trump’s, Eddie Diaz, as saying that the real estate mogul insisted on being chauffered in American cars. Diaz also reportedly said that he and his passenger ate together regularly, with Trump only footing the bill “once in a while.”
The Secret Service took up residence inside Trump Tower in late 2015 but had to relocate to a trailer just outside a midtown skyscraper in August 2017 after a lease agreement with the Trump Organization fell apart.
Netanyahu Upsets Ultra-Orthodox and Says Pittsburgh “Synagogue”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the 11 Jewish victims of the Shabbat morning massacre in Pittsburgh were killed in a “synagogue,” taking a veiled swipe at the country’s ultra-Orthodox chief rabbis, who had refused to designate the Conservative Jewish congregation as such.
The exchange exposed some of the recent strains between Israel and the more liberal Jewish Diaspora, even in the wake of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack against Jews in U.S. history.
Several ultra-Orthodox Israeli newspapers, however, refrained from calling Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue a Jewish place of worship since they don’t recognize non-Orthodox denominations, instead mostly referring to it as a “Jewish center.”
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox often question the faith and practices of the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism, to which most American Jews unfortunately belong.
Netanyahu’s coalition government relies on the support of Chareidi parties and he has often had to capitulate to their demands on matters of religion and state. The Chareidi establishment views other strains of Judaism as too lax in many issues – such as conversions and marriages, while American Jews have increasingly felt that they haven’t been valued in Israel as equals despite their ardent backing and identification.
Pence’s Fake Rabbi Invited by Christian Convert Lena Epstein Who Was Denounced by Jewish Community for Hate
Lena Epstein, 37, is a third-generation co-owner of Southfield-based Vesco Oil Corp., one of the largest distributors of automotive and industrial lubricants and supporting services in the country — and is a huge Trump fan. Lena Epstein, a Christian convert (formerly Jewish) Republican nominee for Congress in Michigan, has defended inviting a Messianic ” rabbi” to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre at a campaign event that featured Vice President Mike Pence, saying that inviting the fake Rabbi was meant to “unite” people.
The Rabbi is not a real “Rabbi” and attended a Christian Evangelical Seminary to be a Minister.
Here’s the problem: She has been denounced by the Jewish community effectively for being a hate peddler. Her own friends penned a letter, below, claiming she has left the community and is no longer involved with Jewish values.
They noted, among other things, she is a follower of KKK Grand Wizard Dude and has spread his tweets.
Epstein co-chaired Trump’s campaign in Michigan in 2016 and is seeking the GOP nomination in the 11th District, where Republican Rep. Dave Trott is retiring.
Organized Crime Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Family
According to Judd Legum on Twitter, a Civil RICO lawsuit has been filed against Donald Trump, his sons and the Trump organization for their involvement in an illegal MLM scam.
The lawsuit claims that Since 2006, Donald Trump has been accepting large quantities of stolen cash to front the ‘MLM Income Opportunity’ cultic racket known as ‘ACN’ (instigated 1993 as the ‘American Communications Network’).
The lawsuit points to numerous heartbreaking stories of Trump telling people to pay large amounts of money to the scam without even revealing to a single viewer that he was himself paid to promote the scam. Many of the people scammed were working poor and couldn’t afford to pay the hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Trump even went as far to claim that the MLM scam was actually, “risk free” and there was no way they would lose their money — and they believed him.
He in fact was so close to the company, that he devoted an entire segment of the Celebrity Apprentice to ACN’s revolutionary videophone. He introduced the two executives on the show and said, “They run a company called ACN, which I know very well.” ACN was personally invited by Donald Trump to appear on an episode of The Celebrity Apprentice, according to their own press release.
Yet, in any intervew with the Wall Street Journal he lied and claimed otherwise. “I do not know the company. I know nothing about the company other than the people who run the company,” he said. “I’m not familiar with what they do or how they go about doing that.”
We found an entire PAGE on ACN’s website dedicated to President Donald Trump and his endorsement of the products, over and over again.
It’s pretty clear he wasn’t just involved, but he was intimately involved.
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