Jody Kriss and Oberlander’s legal cases against Bayrock
According to the Business Insider, a court in New York has banished a $250 million civil tax case linking the Russian-American businessman, Sater. Sater was a close associate of the United States president, Donald Trump. He is also the Cofounder of Bayrock, a real estate corporation.
The case which was prosecuted against him was a qui tam case, this type of case allows a petitioner to file on the state’s behalf. However, the attorney general’s office is given the mandate and the freedom of being involved in such a case.
Fred Oberlander was the petitioner in this case. Fred is a lawyer by profession and he once represented Jody Kriss in a money laundering case. Fred confirmed of his complaint and later said that he had filed to the court in alignment to the details given to him by the federal judges.
In his ruling, the attorney dismissed the case on the ground of law violation by Obander. He bridged the law by using the confidential information handed to him by the federal judges. The case’s dismissal was later confirmed by Sater’s lawyer, Robert Wolf.
Earlier in the year, the attorney general’s office had made a decision not to take part in the case. The attorney general later sent a written report to the New York Supreme Court informing it of a “prank” press statement that was conducted by Oberlander.
In the press release, Oberlander claimed the attorney general had given his case a go-ahead support. Nevertheless, attorney Eric Schneiderman said they would look into the petition in an aim to safeguard the rights of the state.
The case’s banishment was based on merits other than procedural grounds. Sater’s lawyer, the Wolf, identified that Obalander and Richard had been summoned by the DOJ for law infringement in relation to their misconduct in the case against Saiter.
However, despite losing the case Oberlander’s compatriot lawyer, Richard Leiner, announced of their plans to appeal the court ruling on the qui tam case. Jody Kriss was once a financial director and associate of Saiter’s company.
He was not involved in the qui tam case brought forward by Fred Oberlander. However, he majorly took part in the first legal case aimed at Saiter in the year 2010. In the 2010 lawsuit, Jody Kriss alleged that Bayrock was operating illegally and its ownership was against the corporate laws of the United States.
He also claimed that the company was engaging in a series of crimes such as mail fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, money laundering, extortion, and bribery. Jody also claimed that the firm’s founder, Tevfik Arif had frauded him of millions of dollars.
He also alleged that Tevfik Arif was involved in major corporate crimes such as racketeering and money laundering. Jody had little success with his petition when a Manhattan judge ruled out that the lawsuit would be treated as racketeering case.
The petition filed by Jody also accuses Tevfik Arif Doyen and Sater of dishonesty. In the filing, Kriss noted the firm’s founders concerning their business talk with the Trump Organization in the year 2003.
He highlights that the duo concealed Sater’ criminal past. In the year 2007, Sater and Donald Trump ceased to be associated. He categorically reported that his firm would have never partnered with Bayrock if he had been told of Sater’s past before.
Interestingly, Trump’s office and Sater’s office were once held in the same building on Fifth Avenue. Sater has come out to say in a deposition that he regularly held talks with Donald Trump. According to Bloomberg, it is reported that Donald holds his loyalty in high regard.