A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
David EnrichExclusive: Hundreds of law enforcement agencies (incl @FBI and @DHSgov) have quietly started using a facial-recognition program that ends your ability to walk down the street anonymously. It's funded by @peterthiel and has links to alt-right. by @kashhill
New taxes should be a big expense for many companies. But they have found a way around disclosing it in annual reports.
David EnrichThe ridiculous thing: companies appear to not be properly disclosing what they’re paying under these new taxes. Which makes it very hard to see how big this bonanza really is. Our estimate of tens of billions in savings is conservative. By @uwsgeezer
The financier Michael Milken is a major investor in a property that became eligible for a federal tax break — after his longtime friend, Steven Mnuchin, intervened.
David EnrichExclusive: Steve Mnuchin did what looks like a big favor for his longtime friend, the infamous financier Michael Milken -- the latest controversy around the Trump administration's “opportunity zone" tax breaks. Big story by @EricLiptonNYT@JesseDrucker
David EnrichAt some point in recent years, @DeutscheBank apparently *got rid of* @realDonaldTrump's tax returns.
It’s unclear when and why this happened, but I’m told that normal procedure at the bank was to retain such records.
A guilty plea and the recession dented Mr. Epstein’s wealth and reputation in 2008. But the financier bounced back in a big way in the Virgin Islands.
David EnrichExclusive: The @nytimes obtained 19 years of Jeffrey Epstein’s financial records from the Virgin Islands. They reveal that hundreds of millions of dollars were pouring into his accounts in recent years. by @MattGoldstein26@SteveEder
Deutsche Bank. North Korea. The Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the president. Again and again, one man has taken his trove of secret documents — and uncanny nose for scandal — to the center of the news.
David EnrichNEW: The son of a dead @DeutscheBank executive — armed with hundreds of confidential bank files — has been secretly helping the FBI and the House Intelligence Committee investigate the bank and @realDonaldTrump.
When the bank closes customers’ accounts, it doesn’t always mean money stops going out. That can leave customers with hefty overdraft charges.
David EnrichExclusive: @WellsFargo has found a new way to rip off customers. This time it involves telling them their accounts are closed, refusing to let them move money, then piling on the fees.
Employees protested. The practice continued. by @FlitterOnFraud
I went to Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan mansion to talk about Tesla. We ended up discussing much more — including his belief that sex with teenage girls should be acceptable.
David EnrichExclusive: @JamesStewartNYT visited Jeffrey Epstein at his home last year.
He said he didn't think having sex with teenagers should be criminalized.
And, Epstein said, he had dirt on powerful people.