Report Says Trump's Business Violated The US Embargo Against Cuba
A Newsweek investigation found Donald Trump's hotel spent money to evaluate Cuba as a location, even though the embargo was still in effect.By Grant Suneson | September 29, 2016
Plenty of outlets have reported on allegations that Donald Trump conducted shady business dealings in the past, but a recent Newsweek story on that subject could damage Trump's credibility with a key voting bloc.
Records show a consulting firm billed Trump's company over $68,000 to explore business possibilities in Cuba in 1998. The firm also told the company to make it look like it sent people there for charity.
Cuba was — and still is — under embargo. That means an American company doing business in Cuba would be violating federal laws. Government officials couldn't find any record of a license granted to Trump, and one official said there was almost no chance of one being granted to a casino business.