Trump Liquor License Review: ABC Investigating Impact of Conviction on Golf Courses

Colts Neck, New Jersey – In the aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s criminal conviction in New York, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has initiated a review of the liquor licenses held by Trump’s golf courses in the state. This move comes after Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in relation to a hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.

The ABC confirmed that Trump currently holds three active liquor licenses for his golf courses in New Jersey, namely Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, Lamington Farm Club, and Trump National Golf Club Pine Hill. The agency stated that they are investigating the impact of Trump’s conviction on these licenses and refrained from making further comments at this time.

Under New Jersey law, issuing a liquor license to an individual who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude is prohibited. Applicants for a liquor license are required to possess a reputable character and operate their businesses in an ethical manner. This gives the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control the authority to consider Trump’s criminal history when reviewing his licenses.

This legal scrutiny on Trump’s licenses is unprecedented, as no former U.S. president has ever been convicted on criminal charges before. Despite his guilty verdict, Trump has vehemently maintained his innocence and plans to appeal his conviction following his sentencing in July. Upon leaving the courtroom, Trump asserted his innocence, claiming that he had done nothing wrong and was fighting for the country and its constitution amid what he described as a rigged system.

The review of Trump’s liquor licenses in New Jersey adds another layer to the legal challenges he faces in the aftermath of his conviction. As the case unfolds, it remains to be seen how this development will impact Trump’s business ventures and reputation in the state. With the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s investigation ongoing, the outcome could have significant implications for Trump’s operations in New Jersey.