A 23rd lien was just filed against the Donald Trump-run company that owns Trump National Doral Miami golf club.
This lien, which opens the way for a forced sale of Doral unless it’s paid off, was filed yesterday by Straticon LLC, the Martin County-based construction manager of the $255 million-renovation of the famed country club.
According to the paperwork, Straticon claims it’s still owed $236,472 for its work on the three-year project that ended in June.
And the lien comes in the wake of filings by 22 other contractors or subcontractors claiming that the Republican presidential nominee’s Trump Endeavor 12 LLC, the golf club’s owner, failed to pay their contracts in full.
Just last month, Trump Endeavor managed to stave off an attempt by a mom-and-pop paint supplier, The Paint Spot, to force the sale of the club over the last payment of $34,000 for $200,000 worth of paint.
The failure of Trump companies throughout the country to pay their bills in full has become a campaign issue, something that Democratic Party presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton has brought up routinely on the campaign trail.
Alan Garten, Trump’s business lawyer, pointed that 18 of the 23 liens filed against the Doral owner have been satisfied.
“Payments have been made,” Garten said. “On a project of this magnitude with hundreds of contractors, 20 liens isn’t a big deal. It’s a complicated project, and what’s important is the fact things are getting paid.”
Said Straticon President Michael Jackson: “We are proud of the work we’ve done on this project, on time and on budget. Our company is family-owned, and we take satisfaction in meeting customer expectations for many high-end building projects and renovations in South Florida and around the country over the last 25 years.”
Trump, who appeared with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, was at the BB&T Center Tuesday night where he promised to, you guessed it, make America great again by empowering small to mid-sized businesses.
What I got out of this is that he put 255 million into jobs for the local enonomy and owes a couple hundred thousand of dollars in completed bills.
The $255 million includes costs for materials too. Those costs far outweigh the cost of labor.
Looks like you got more out of it than the folks they owe.
ONCE HIS SUPERINTENDENT SIGNS OFF ON THE WORK , THUMP IS SUPPOSE TO PAY HIS WORKERS IN FULL WITHIN 30 DAYS, THAT’S WHAT NORMAL BUSINESS MEN DO, NOT MAKE THEM TAKE THEM TO COURT TO GET THEIR MONEY DUE TO THEM, OR AFTER A FEW MONTHS DECIDE TO LOWBALL THE CONTRACTOR SO THUMP CAN MAKE A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS , THIS MAN IS PURE GREED, ALL I CAN SAY IS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, AND IT MIGHT NOT BE DONALD THUMP WHO IS MADE TO FACE KARMA, BUT MAYBE HIS CHILDREN OR GRANDKIDS, KARMA ALWAYS FINDS A WAY TO GET EVEN WITH PEOPLE LIKE THUMP, AND JUST FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ONE OF THOSE CONTRACTORS TO HALF TO WAIT 3 PLUS YEARS OR GET LOWBALLED JUST TO COLLECT YOUR MONEYS DUE, WOULD IT BE OK THEN, OH ONE MORE THING , HOW COME YOU DON’T SEE ANY ADVERTIZEMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH THUMP, NOT A ONE , AND WHOEVER DOES COME OUT TO SPEAK SAYS THE SAME THING , “THUMP WILL PROMISE YOU THE WORLD BUT NEVER DELIVER”, EVERTYONE SAYS THE SAME THING
“Alan Garten, Trump’s business lawyer, pointed that 18 of the 23 liens filed against the Doral owner have been satisfied.
“Payments have been made,” Garten said”
Payment in full? Or were they offered pennies on the dollar and told take it and be happy or take us to court where we’ll tie it up for years which is Trumps normal course of business?
He needs to pay those little girls that sang at his campaign while he is paying folks.