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Trump's Golf Club Liquor Licenses Under Review Following Criminal Conviction

Last Updated: July, 8 2024
Trump's Golf Club Liquor Licenses Under Review Following Criminal Conviction

Read more: New Jersey Launches Review of Trump Golf Club Liquor Licenses After Felony Conviction


Donald Trump's three golf clubs in New Jersey may be in for a rough time after regulators there launched a review of their liquor permits.


The Garden State's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control confirmed they're taking a close look at the liquor licenses for Trump's properties in Colts Neck, Pine Hill and Lamington Farm.


The ABC is analyzing how the former president's felony fraud conviction last month in New York might impact the golf club permits. That's because New Jersey law prohibits licenses for anyone convicted of "moral turpitude" crimes.


As part of its process, the board will weigh if the jury's guilty verdict for falsifying records during the 2016 election crosses that line. Trump was found to have arranged hush money to  Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress right before voters headed to the polls.

Former President Donald Trump returns to the courthouse moments before hearing that the jury had a verdict in his criminal trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in New York. (Justin Lane/Pool Photo via AP).


It was an unprecedented move - no ex-commander-in-chief had ever seen the inside of a courtroom in cuffs before. Trump maintained his claim of innocence outside the courthouse and plans to appeal.


He stated "We didn't do anything wrong. I'm a very innocent man - it's OK." Trump also said he was fighting for the country and constitution, alleging the entire country was facing unfair treatment.


For now, the fate of the booze permits at those three Trump golf courses remains up in the air. Depending on how regulators rule, the clubs could face anything from temporary suspensions to complete loss of their hard-earned drinking privileges.


The fateful decision comes down to whether the board thinks having a criminal ex-president in charge of liquor licenses sits right. Only time will tell how this unusual situation shakes out in New Jersey.





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