The Miami Herald reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided Trump Towers on Thursday.
The FBI, according to the outlet, specifically raided a condo unit in the third of the three buildings, which are located on Sunny Isles Beach in Florida.
According to the property records, the condo unit - Unit 4102 - is reportedly owned by the shell company MIC-USA LLC.
MIC-USA LLC is controlled by two Russian businessmen: Oleg Sergeyevich Patsulya and Agunda Konstantinovna Makeeva. Sunny Isles Beach has become known for its large Russian-born population, which is why it is known as "Little Moscow."
At the time of this writing, it has not been made clear why it is that the FBI raided the condo unit located in Trump Towers number three.
The Miami Field Office of the FBI has admitted that the raid took place. The office said that it "was conducting court-ordered law enforcement activity in the vicinity of that location." But, the office did not provide further details about why it is conducting the raid.
Neither former President Donald Trump nor Trump Towers has commented on the matter. It does not appear that the matter is related to Trump, except for the fact that the FBI raided a building with Trump's name on it. In other words, this does not appear to be a repeat of the infamous FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago.
Neither Patsulya nor Makeeva has commented on the raid of their condo.
But, Patsulya's wife - Roza Pereira, who is listed on the corporate paperwork for MIC-USA LLC - has.
Pereira told the Miami Herald that she is aware of the raid but that she does not know what it is about and has been told not to talk about it.
"I can’t talk about it," she said. "The lawyer [for my husband] said not to talk to anyone . . . I have no idea what it’s about."
It is known that Patsulya and Makeeva had previously had some trouble with the property.
The New York Post reports:
Property records show that MIC-USA bought their 41st-story, three-bedroom condo in 2013 for $1.65 million a decade ago. Patsulya and Makeeva were sued by BAC Florida Bank — which financed their condo buy — seven years later for allegedly defaulting on the $975,000 mortgage on the property. The dispute was resolved and the condo is still owned by the two Russians.
Overall, more information is needed before we will know why it is that the FBI raided the condo unit.