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Trump Pal Tom Barrack Wants Wealth, Private Jet Kept Out of Foreign-Agent Trial

  • Barrack asks court to restrict evidence of lifestyle, spending
  • Colony Capital founder is accused of acting as agent of UAE
Tom Barrack arrives at criminal court in New York, on July 26, 2021. 

Tom Barrack arrives at criminal court in New York, on July 26, 2021. 

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Colony Capital LLC founder Tom Barrack, a longtime friend of former President Donald Trump, wants evidence of his wealth, spending and lifestyle to be kept out of his upcoming criminal trial.

Barrack argued in a Tuesday filing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, that telling jurors about his wealth as well as his “chartered private plane” and multiple luxury homes could prejudice them against him. His lawyers also said such evidence was irrelevant to charges that he illegally acted as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.