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The court heard Comiskey was working for CDI Pinnacle Management in 2011 when he started sending invoices to clients providing his own bank details instead of a company account.

He used this system to siphon off $108,000 from CDI through 29 separate transactions in 2011.

The court was told Comiskey’s business partner discovered the fraud when he noticed some shortfalls in the accounts.

He confronted Comiskey, who admitted to the offending, which he said was to feed a gambling addiction.

Comiskey agreed to repay all of the money, but was declared bankrupt in early 2012, leaving $65,000 of the debt outstanding.

Judge Julie Ryrie said his gambling addiction “explains but doesn’t excuse” his offending.

 

Trump has not shied away from bringing up foreign exchange in the past, including promising during the campaign to label China a currency manipulator as soon as he took office. He has also been vocal on trade, vowing to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and singling out China, Mexico and Japan at his press conference on Wednesday.

“We have hundreds of billions of dollars of losses on a yearly basis – hundreds of billions with China on trade and trade imbalance, with Japan, with Mexico, with just about everybody. We don’t make good deals anymore,” Trump said in New York last week.