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Posted by: Jarod Word on Oct 24, 2018

Trump Towers is seeking nearly $90,000 from the estate of an art collector and resident who died after an overloaded electrical board ignited his midtown Manhattan Trump Tower condo in April, The Washington Post reports. The Residential Board of Trump Tower Condominiums is suing Todd Brassner’s estate for more than $64,600 in unpaid common charges — an amount that includes fees accrued in the months after Brassner died — and another judgment of at least $25,000 for related fees according to a complaint filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The fire became a point of controversy because of a lack of sprinklers in the building since Trump had in the late 1990s lobbied to persuade city officials to drop a proposal that would have required additional and retro-fitted sprinklers in older apartment buildings.