Panama hotel seeks to evict Trump officials: report

Representatives at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Panama are attempting to physically evict the Trump Organization’s team of executives at the property, but are facing opposition, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

Orestes Fintiklis, who owns most of the building's units, filed a legal complaint seeking to fire Trump’s management team late last week, according to the report. The complaint also alleges the Trump team improperly destroyed documents. Witnesses reportedly heard Trump employees using a shredder, according to the AP.


When Fintiklis came to deliver termination notices last Thursday, the Trump team’s security outfit “pushed and shouted” at him, according to the legal complaint. Hotel employees then called the police.

Trump security staff then set up shop in the building's lobby Saturday, but there was no further conflict reported.

Representatives for the Trump Organization declined to comment to the AP.

This weekend’s incident is the latest escalation in a long-brewing spat over the fate of the Panama property.

The owners of the building in Panama pushed in November to remove the Trump name from the building in an effort to revive its business and combat low occupancy rates.

The luxury property at one point had paid at least $32 million to use the Trump brand, according to the AP.