Fordham Law alumnus Matthew Termine ’11 was featured by New York Law Journal about his and a colleague’s investigative work into allegedly suspicious loans involving properties owned by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Two Cooley associates have been investigating and blogging for months about allegedly suspicious loans tied to a Brooklyn brownstone owned by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Matt Termine and Julian Russo run the blog 377Union.com—named for the address of the Union Street brownstone in Carroll Gardens owned by a limited liability company belonging to Manafort, according to court documents.
Three properties and related transactions Termine and Russo had blogged about were included in the 31-page indictment, which alleges money laundering, tax evasion and unregistered foreign lobbying. Manafort is accused of using “hidden overseas wealth to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the United States, without paying taxes on that income.”
Russo and Termine’s sleuthing was done outside of their jobs at Cooley, according to a person familiar with the situation.