Who is Alex Sapir

Who is Alex Sapir Then

Alex Sapir is a Russian-born New York City real estate tycoon and business associate of Donald Trump. … He is the son of the late Soviet-born real estate tycoon Tamir Sapir, who left the Soviet Union in 1973 and opened an electronics store in New York City in 1976 that “became a wholesale outlet for Soviet diplomats, KGB agents and Politburo members.” After the fall of the Soviet Union the elder Sapir parlayed Soviet contacts he had made in New York into a vast real estate empire, rumored to have been fueled by Russian mafia connections and money laundering – rumors that he repeatedly denied. Alex Sapir took over the Sapir Organization when his father was reportedly no longer able to run it. 1New York Times, Aug 9, 2000
Brass Knuckles Over 2 Broadway; M.T.A. and Landlord Are Fighting It Out Over Rent and Renovations
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2Daily Beast, Sept 11, 2017
The Characters Who Tried to Make ‘Trump Tower Moscow’ a Reality
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3Real Estate Weekly, Nov 12, 2013
Hotel trio aims to bring Manhattan to Moscow
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Rotem Rosen, Aras Agalarov, Donald Trump & Alex Sapir in Moscow

In Moscow 2013 L-R: Rotem Rosen, Aras Agalarov, Donald Trump, Alex Sapir

Trump called Tamir Sapir a “great friend.” In December 2007, Trump hosted the wedding between Tamir Sapir’s daughter Zina and her brother’s close business associate Rotem Rosen at Mar-a-Lago. Five months later Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner attended the bris for their newborn son.4Politico, April 09, 2017
The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin
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5Daily Beast, Sept 11, 2017
The Characters Who Tried to Make ‘Trump Tower Moscow’ a Reality
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Tamir Sapir partnered with Trump in the development of the Trump SoHo project, which was plagued with a variety of issues including a lawsuit that claimed it was developed with undisclosed financing from questionable Russian sources.6New York Times, April 6, 2016
Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit, and a Criminal Case Was Closed
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7Vanity Fair, August 13, 2017
Why Robert Mueller Has Trump SoHo In His Sights
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Alex Sapir and his brother-in-law Rosen accompanied Trump on his 2013 trip to Russia, where Trump hosted the 2013 Miss Universe pageant with Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov and where the four of them negotiated to make Trump Tower Moscow into a reality.8Real Estate Weekly, Nov 12, 2013
Hotel trio aims to bring Manhattan to Moscow
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9Daily Beast, Sept 11, 2017
The Characters Who Tried to Make ‘Trump Tower Moscow’ a Reality
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The Sapir family were reportedly the planned financing source for that attempt to build Trump Tower Moscow, which apparently fell apart around the time Tamir Sapir died in September, 2014.10McClatchy, May 16, 2018
Sources, new documents reveal depth of Trump’s 2013 Moscow push
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(Negotiations to build Trump Tower Moscow however continued into the 2016 election, which Trump did not disclose to the public.11Washington Post, Aug 27, 2017
Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president
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