NJ Alcohol Control Under Scrutiny Trump's Liquor Licenses Reviewed

Following his criminal conviction in New York, the former president Donald Trump’s golf clubs in the state are subject to a liquor license review by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the office confirmed.

Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, Lamington Farm Club, and Trump National Golf Club Pine Hill are the three active licenses he possesses.

In New Jersey, it is illegal to grant a liquor license “to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude”.

A liquor license applicant must be of good reputation and be expected to run the licensed business honorably; hence, the division in charge of alcohol regulation may decide to take Trump’s criminal history into account.

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Last month, a jury found President Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with a 2016 payment of hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in an effort to improve his chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

It is the first time in history that a former president of the United States has been found guilty of a crime.

As he left the courthouse last month, Trump insisted on his innocence, saying, “We didn’t do a thing wrong. I’m a very innocent man — it’s OK,” he said continuing, “I’m fighting for our country, I’m fighting for our constitution. Our whole country is being rigged right now.”

After being sentenced in July, it is anticipated that Trump will file an appeal.


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