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Clarence Thomas Reported Earning Thousands From Real Estate Company That No Longer Exists


Over the past two decades, Justice Clarence Thomas allegedly failed to accurately report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from a family holding company and claimed rent from a company that no longer exists, according to Washington Post, Citing state records and federal disclosures.

A superior court justice’s financial disclosure report claims income of between $50,000 and $100,000 from Ginger, Ltd., Partnership, a Nebraska real estate firm that was dissolved in 2006. In the same year the firm’s assets and properties were established in the 1980s. was transferred to a new company, Ginger Holdings, LLC, by the family of his wife Virginia “Ginny” Thomas.

The revelation comes as Supreme Court justices are under intense scrutiny for their ethical and financial conduct, following reports propublica which was accepted by Mr Thomas earlier this month grand holidays From conservative Texas billionaire and Republican donor Harlan Crowe. The outlet also reported that Mr. bought a bunch of properties From Justice Thomas in Georgia, which jurists failed to disclose, a possible violation of federal ethics laws that require judges to report most real estate sales worth more than $1,000.

“Any presumption in favor of Thomas’s integrity and commitment to law abiding is gone. His assurances and promises cannot be trusted. Is there more? What is the whole story? The nation needs to know, Stephen Gilers, a legal ethics expert at New York University, said PostArguing the integrity of the Supreme Court is now in “serious trouble”.

Independent TechCrunch has contacted the Supreme Court and Ms. Thomas’s attorney for comment.

Both Justice Thomas and Mr. Crowe have appropriately defended their relationship.

“Early in my tenure on the (Supreme) Court, I sought guidance from my colleagues in the judiciary and others, and was advised to report such personal hospitality to close personal friends who had no business before the Court.” did not qualify.” Mr. Thomas Said In a statement earlier this month.

“As friends do, we have included them on many family trips over the course of more than a quarter century,” he said.

mr crow Said propublica He “never tried to influence Justice Thomas on any legal or political issue.”

This is not the first time that the personal activities of the Thomas family have called into question the position of a Supreme Court judge.

After the 2020 election, Ms. Thomas privately urged Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows not to give the election to Donald Trump, repeating wild conspiracy theories And officials are saying: “The army that is gathering for his back takes time.”

He later told the January 6 Committee of Congress She regrets the “tone and content” of those messages.

In 2011, Justice Thomas, under scrutiny by watchdog groups, Updated Years of Disclosure Forms to include the fact that Ms. Thomas, a Conservative activist, earned more than $686,000 in income from the Conservative Heritage Foundation between 2003 and 2007, an inconsistency Mr. Thomas Held responsible “Misunderstanding of Filing Instructions.”

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