Sean Hannity built real estate empire with HUD aid while championing HUD

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Fox News host Sean Hannity has been linked to a group of more than 20 shell companies that has spent at least $90 million buying nearly 900 homes across seven states over the past decade, according to a report Sunday by The Guardian.

Hannity also appeared to take issue with The Guardian's description of the LLCs used to purchase the properties as "shell companies".

The report by JON SWAINE alleges that HANNITY holds the properties in over 20 shell companies, all named with a variant of a name based on the initials of HANNITY's children.

"He also declined to note his financial interest when he hosted Carson on Fox News last June for a discussion about Hud and housing", Swaine wrote.

Several of Hannity's properties were bought at a discount after their previous owners defaulted on their mortgages in 2013, the Guardian reported.

Hannity's mortgages were replaced late last month with $22.9 million in loans that were rewritten with HUD and a new bank. "Michael knows real estate", Hannity said on television, a few hours after the dramatic hearing in Manhattan, where Cohen is under criminal investigation.

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Thousands of pages of public records reviewed by The Guardian helped show Hannity's real estate investment strategy.

Hannity also never disclosed that he was also a client of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Hannity is the hidden owner behind some of the shell companies and his attorney did not dispute that he owns all of them. At the time, Hannity was quick to blame then-president Barack Obama for the crisis, while not disclosing that he was scooping up those foreclosed properties for his empire.

The Guardian noted that Carson was not personally involved in any of Hannity's dealings but that the HUD secretary has the power to allow Hannity to convert rental complexes into sellable condos.

Hannity has purchased properties in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont. Daniels is suing to void a nondisclosure agreement which refers to a confidentiality agreement brokered by Michael Cohen that prohibits her from speaking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump.

He insisted that Cohen only briefly consulted on real estate matters.

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