July 22, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/16/2013

"I felt like he was a legit guy, so I'd take a chance. My mistake."

-- Kenneth Lafrate

Kenneth Lafrate paid nearly $7,000 to learn real estate secrets marketed under the name of celebrity business mogul Donald Trump.

The Leesburg pool tech said the "Trump Institute" talked up "The Donald" in persuading him to pay $1,700 for a seminar at an Orlando-area hotel, plus $5,000 for follow-up mentoring.

Lafrate complained to the state when he couldn't get a refund five years ago. But it's a recent New York state lawsuit against Trump that has gotten Florida authorities' interested in his real estate seminars.

Read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Greenlight Pinellas: Connecting Tampa Bay
Greenlight Pinellas: Connecting Tampa Bay

Chris Steinocher, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, explains the benefits of a proposed public mass transit system with plans to unite the Tampa Bay Area.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you agree with the Florida jury who just awarded $23 billion to the wife of a (deceased) smoker in her suit against RJ Reynolds?

  • Yes, justice has been served
  • No, that is too much

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe