New Jersey AG Investigates Trump Golf Club After Undocumented Maids Claim Racially-charged Harassment and Threats

This Nov. 18, 2016 photo shows the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)
This Nov. 18, 2016 photo shows the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

New Jersey’s top law enforcement agency is looking into claims of widespread harassment and immigration fraud at President Trump’s Garden State golf club after several former and current housekeepers alleged racially-charged mistreatment, the Daily News has learned.

Anibal Romero, a Newark-based attorney, said Friday the state attorney general’s office recently reached out to him about claims that five of his clients were routinely threatened and called racial slurs while working at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

The women — all of whom are or were undocumented immigrants — also accused their supervisor at the extravagant estate set them up with fraudulent work permits and threatened to report them to federal authorities if they spoke out.

“These are elements of federal crimes and it’s important that the state attorney general’s office or federal authorities investigate this case,” Romero told The News. “It is unacceptable that employees of the Trump National Golf Club have to endure this type of abuse.”

Romero said he has also established contact with federal authorities at “the highest level” but declined to specify what agencies he’s been in touch with.

Citing policy, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey AG’s office declined to confirm or deny whether an investigation has been opened into the Trump club.

A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization did not immediately return a request for comment.

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SOURCE: CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS