The New Jersey attorney general’s office is looking into claims of “harassment and immigration fraud” at President Trump’s Bedminster golf course, a lawyer for undocumented current and former employees told the New York Daily News. Anibal Romero, lawyer for housekeeper Victorina Morales, told the newspaper the attorney general’s office “reached out to him” regarding claims that five of his clients were “threatened and called racial slurs” while working at Bedminster. His clients also allege that fraudulent documents, like work permits, were provided by the Bedminster staff, and that staff “threatened to report them to federal authorities if they spoke out.”
One of Romero’s new clients, Gilberta Dominguez, reportedly claims she was subjected to “racial slurs, threats and was set up with fraudulent papers” while employed by Bedminster. “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 newspaper. “It is unacceptable that employees of the Trump National Golf Club have to endure this type of abuse.” Romero also claimed he has been in touch with federal authorities at “the highest level,” but did not specify which agencies he has been in touch with. A spokeswoman for the New Jersey AG’s office did not confirm whether a probe has been opened.