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New York Times Report Alleges Ivanka Trump Received Huge Consulting Fees From Dad’s Company


  • Tax documents acquired by the New York Times show that an unnamed consultant received a fifth of the profits from many Trump Organization projects as tax-deductible fees
  • Public financial disclosures show that Ivanka Trump received payments exactly matching the fees. People involved with the projects have no recollection of any outside contractors
  • A similar 2011 case brought by the IRS against a firm dodging taxes by funneling money through their own contracting companies was decided in favor of the IRS

Among the many dubious dealings alleged by a New York Times report on Donald Trump’s tax returns is funneling millions in consulting fees to his daughter Ivanka Trump,  passing down his wealth while writing it off as an expense to avoid paying taxes on the gift.

The action would mirror the transfer of wealth to Donald Trump from his father, Fred Trump, which a separate Times investigation alleged

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Dad’s birthday lesson is to help make work fun for all

Tom Friedman, Special to the Register
Published 7:11 a.m. CT Sept. 18, 2020


The agreement settles 20 years of litigation against the site’s owners and paves the way for redevelopment at an entry into downtown Des Moines.

Des Moines Register

Those of you who are regular readers of this space might recall a story I wrote about a year ago, where my children helped celebrate my birthday with a “Dadcathlon,” a series of semi-competitive yard games. 

It was one of the best birthday “parties” I had ever had.  The kids enjoyed it too.  As a matter of fact, they enjoyed it so much that they decided to hold Dadcathlon II. 

This year, however, it was a little bit different. 

More: From California to Canada, promising new businesses come to Des Moines — via the Internet

Daughter Jenni was the mastermind of the original Dadcathlon, and son Ben was assigned

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It’s still Day One for remote learning: A tech dad’s thoughts on the new era of public education

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[Editor’s Note: Seattle tech entrepreneur and hacker Adam Doppelt, co-founder of local business recommendation startup Fresh Chalk, previously co-founded Dwellable and Urbanspoon. GeekWire asked him to expand on a recent Facebook post in this guest commentary.]

As a tech guy and dad to kids in Seattle Public Schools, I experienced the first day of the new school year with a strange brew of empathy and frustration. Man, what a nightmare. The district handed out laptops to tens of thousands of kids. Can we fathom the herculean effort required to purchase, unbox, image and distribute tens of thousands of laptops in just a few weeks? Pour one out for the SPS Department of Technology Services.

Adam Doppelt
Adam Doppelt

I witnessed the carnage up close. Here are a few thoughts on where we can go from here. While these observations are specific to Seattle Public Schools, many of the larger

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