President Donald Trump‘s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may have stolen $120 million from business associates and investors over the years, according to a new report from Forbes. If the accusations prove true, the thefts could place him “among the biggest grifters in American history,” reporter Dan Alexander wrote.Wilbur Ross, picked by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, testifies at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Forbes spoke to 21 of Ross’s colleagues over several months, many of whom claimed that Ross had a habit of siphoning off millions of dollars for his own use, often by charging improper fees on investments.
One lawsuit filed in November 2017 by three former executives at Ross’s investment firm,