Newly unsealed court documents show President Donald Trump paid more than $1.3 million in labor settlements in 1998 after he was accused of using undocumented workers for the construction of Trump Tower in Manhattan, the New York Times reported Monday night.
Previous reports revealed that Trump employed 200 undocumented immigrants to help demolish the Bonwit Teller building in order to build Trump’s signature New York property at 725 Fifth Ave. Trump claimed in 1990 in court that he didn’t know the workers were undocumented, but others testified Trump was aware the workers were undocumented.
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
While Trump has insisted he never settles cases, he ultimately settled this lawsuit.
The settlement had been under seal for nearly 20 years, until last week when a district court judge
Continue reading full article here: https://mic.com/articles/186384/trump-settled-lawsuit-for-dollar13-million-over-using-illegal-immigrants-to-build-trump-tower