Fox News host Sean Hannity has links to several shell companies that own millions of dollars worth of real estate throughout the United States, The Guardian revealed in a Sunday night report.
The report detailing Hannity’s real estate holdings comes after it was revealed in court last week that the Fox News personality is a client of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer who is under federal investigation for his business dealings. Following the revelation in court, Hannity said that he sought Cohen’s advice on real estate but insisted the conversations were informal.
Over the past decade, shell companies linked to Hannity spent at least $90 million on more than 870 homes across several states, according to documents reviewed by The Guardian.
Two of the properties the shell companies purchased in 2014 in Georgia were bought using loans insured by the Housing and Urban Development Department, according to The Guardian. The loans were first obtained under the Obama administration, but were increased under the leadership of Ben Carson, who has been a guest on Hannity’s show. Hannity was listed as the principal of the shell companies used to buy those properties, per The Guardian.
Several of the properties bought by the shell companies were foreclosures purchased in 2013 at a discounted rate, according to The Guardian.
Read The Guardian’s full report here.