a manhattan penthouse tied to a bankruptcy The Mar-a-Lago cast member and alleged Chinese spy has just got a price cut — and it’s now on the market for $32.5 million.
While the beneficial ownership of the property is currently in dispute, self-exiled Guo Wengui – also known as Miles Kwok – Received a glowing personal recommendation letter When Guo negotiated with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to purchase the Sherry-Netherlands, 781 Fifth Avenue home. for $67.5 million In 2015.
Guo tried to flip it later that year for $86 million. Street Easy Shows,
In 2015, Blair reportedly wrote, “Miles is trustworthy, honest and extremely responsible as a person; Conducting himself with dignity and intelligence… Miles is honest, forthright, and of impeccable taste. I would highly recommend him for your building.
Since then, Guo’s repeated claims on social media that COVID-19 vaccines are “fake” have embarrassed Blair, according to the Daily Mail.
The 15-room apartment, which comes with more than $70,000 a month in maintenance fees, has been slashed in price since listing for that amount in 2015, StreetEasy records also show.
The extravagant residence was accompanied by sweeping views of Central Park, as well as a library with three planted terraces and a wet bar. hit the market first in 2012 for $95 million.
The seller at the time was Gilbert Haroche, co-founder of Liberty Travel. Haroche died in 2015, the year of the Guo purchase.
Guo built a real estate empire in China before corruption charges finally landed on US shores in 2014 – after a mutually beneficial relationship with a Chinese intelligence officer landed him in trouble.
From this perch, According to Mention GlobalGuo also live-streamed an account of corruption in China and other so-called top secrets, including a post alleging that the Chinese military spread COVID-19.
Guo partnered with Steve Bannon. In June 2020, Guo and Bannon Launched the new federal state of China, a political movement and lobby group to topple the Chinese government. In August 2020, Bannon was arrested on Guo’s yacht, accused of defrauding donors in a private effort to raise money to build a border wall between the US and Mexico. By February, 2022, Guo filed for personal bankruptcy protection After accumulating over $500 million in debt in Connecticut.
Guo claims that his children own the penthouse and that the profits from the sale of the penthouse cannot be used to pay off creditors.
A Sherry-Netherland source told Gimme Shelter, “The co-op doesn’t care who owns it, because they have the money from the goo to pay the maintenance fee.”
One of Guo’s lawyers declined to comment. Others did not return calls at press time.
The listing broker, Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty, declined to comment.