Democrat-run New Jersey targets Trump's liquor licenses post-conviction

 June 12, 2024

The Democrat-run state of New Jersey is pouncing on Donald Trump's sham conviction to target his golf courses.

The state's attorney general is opening a probe into liquor licenses at three Trump properties, citing his felony conviction in New York last month.

The Trump Organization has swiftly fired back, clarifying that Trump is not the license holder - so the effort is dead on arrival.

Trump's liquor license

Under New Jersey law, individuals convicted of crimes of "moral turpitude" are barred from holding liquor licenses.

A crime of moral turpitude has no exact definition, but the term is often used to describe acts "of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellow men, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man."

It is difficult to see Trump's purported crime as an act of moral turpitude since prosecutors never defined exactly what Trump did to break the law in the first place.

No matter - the New Jersey Attorney General's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is investigating Trump's golf courses in Colt's Neck, Lamington and Pine Hill.

"[The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control] is reviewing the impact of President Trump’s conviction on the above referenced licenses, and declines further comment at this time," a spokesperson for the office said.

Persecuting Trump

The Trump Organization blasted the threat, saying it will not work because Trump doesn't hold any licenses.

“These are some of the most iconic properties in the world, and reports like this do nothing but harm the thousands of hard-working Americans who derive their livelihoods from these spectacular assets,” a spokesperson said.

Earlier this year, a New York judge fined Trump half a billion dollars after finding he and his business defrauded banks, although the judge acknowledged there were no victims in the case. Attorney General Letitia James (D) threatened to seize Trump's properties before an appeals court intervened.

The endless witch hunt reached a new level last month when Trump was found guilty of "falsifying business records" in a Manhattan kangaroo court.

As a "convicted felon," Trump is already set to lose his gun rights in New York.

Trump is facing up to four years in prison when he is sentenced on July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention.

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