Business empire poses unprecedented conflicts of interest


Under a blind trust, the owner has no say or knowledge in how the assets are managed. Conflicts of interest could stem, for example, from countries trying to influence policies by doing business with any of his companies or even his children. Given the high-profile properties that bear his name, a blind trust would do little to help his case, experts said. “You can’t put a golf course in a blind trust; it would be pointless,” said Robert Kelner, a Washington lawyer and an expert on government ethics. He will likely face scrutiny of policy decisions that affect countries where he is known to have business interests.


Source:   Bueno Aires Herald
November 11, 2016 17:06 UTC






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