Trump's Angry Apprentice - Bloomberg

Two years after President Clinton signed Helms-Burton, Trump was trying to strike a casino deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida along with a business associate, Richard T. Fields – who The road to a Suffolk Downs casino has been longer and a good deal more difficult than developer Richard Fields had expected, but at least nobody’s been shot this time. Richard T. Fields, chairman of Coastal Marina, plans to rebrand the Marina into a Margaritaville concept in partnership with Mr. Buffett. The casino is just one of a number of commercial ventures and product licensing tie-ins with Mr. Buffett eponymous 1977 hit song. Others include Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, a casual dining restaurant chain, tourist destination and chain of shops Janjigian has teamed up with Richard Fields, a developer and longtime equestrian enthusiast who invested in Suffolk Downs in 2006 and propped it up for years with the hopes it would win a casino Richard T. Fields could have been a real-life forerunner to Donald Trump's reality show, The Apprentice.From 1995 to 1999, he learned the casino business at The Donald's side as a consultant, and Suffolk Downs lead owner Richard Fields, thwarted, at least temporarily, in his drive to turn his East Boston track into a casino resort, is finding solace in Atlantic City. Fields’ New York Fields then left Trump’s employ at the end of the 1990s and struck the same deal with other partners. Trump sued Fields and the companies he had ended up working with on a Seminole casino The litigation was terminated four years later when Fields’ company Coastal Marina agreed to buy the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City for $316 million, although the deal never closed Trump Entertainment has been trying to sell the Marina casino since May 2008, when it struck a deal with Coastal Marina LLC, run by former Donald Trump protege Richard Fields. Fields first agreed Coastal Development Massachusetts LLC, headed by developer Richard Fields of New York, has purchased the largest ownership interest in the company that runs Suffolk Downs racetrack. He is expected to try to turn the tired horse-racing venue into a modern entertainment complex that would include shops, restaurants, live entertainment, family activities, and -- if state government embraces it

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