So Donnie is moving to Mar-a-Lago as his permanent residence - only something he signed 25+ years ago, turning it into a club, means nobody may use it as a permanent residence, or even stay there more than 21 days in a year.
That all hit the news headlines in December, with reports of Palm Beach neighbors really, really NOT wanting him there.
A friend was insistent that he couldn’t go there, that the Secret Service would not support taking him there because he couldn’t legally reside there.
I took the attitude that he’ll just go there, and dare them to throw him out.
Looks like I was right, so far at least. Certainly Donnie has never had any reason to believe that the law applies to him - he has successfully sued and/or ignored his way out of rather a lot of blatant misdeeds.
But: as I understand it, he still owns the place, but he owns it as a club vs as a private residence.
What are the odds of Palm Beach County taking him to court over this?
What are the legal ramifications of misuse of the property? Does it affect the taxes on the place somehow? either property (business vs private residence) or income, from the income producing part of the property? If he does still own it, could he claim an exemption from the paperwork he signed, as the owner?
Could the county prevent him from operating it as a club? If so, what happens to the place’s cash reserves (if any; the initiation fees are pretty damn steep but I’m sure the place is not cheap to maintain)?
Mods: this doesn’t seem quite like GQ, or IMHO, so I put it in the politics forum, move as desired.