Trump Tower unit owner fined $1,000

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A Trump Tower apart­ment owner was fined $1,000 by New York City be­cause she is al­leged to have wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb. Ye­lena Ye­lag­ina owns apart­ment 30H at 721 Fifth Av­enue, the glitzy ad­dress of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, ac­cord­ing to an af­fi­davit filed with the sum­mons seen by The As­so­ci­ated Press Satur­day. The New York Times re­ported the apart­ment was avail­able start­ing in Septem­ber for up to $450 nightly. Renters learned the ad­dress af­ter they’d booked reser­va­tions. The list­ing noted: “It is a spe­cific build­ing, so please — po­lit­i­cal opin­ions can­not be shown.” Renters were in­structed to dis­creetly de­scribe them­selves as the apart­ment owner’s guests. The list­ing has been taken down. The Se­cret Ser­vice de­clined to com­ment.

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