The New York State Attorney General on Thursday sued former U.S. President Donald Trump for “blocking” his civil investigation, which has been underway since 2019, into possible fraud in the Trump group’s family group tax procedures.
Letitia James, a Democrat-elected lawyer who has been pursuing the former state president and Republican businessman for years, has wanted to hear from him for months. On February 17, he was able to order a New York judge order the millionaire and his children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, to testify under oath.
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But a civil court in New York asked for the account and tax documents from the Trump administration by March 31. On Feb. 17, the prosecutor’s office objected in a statement that Trump had not yet “violated the court order.”
Letidia James is attacking Donald Trump’s responsibility for “refusing to comply with a court order,” according to a memorandum filed Thursday in the New York Supreme Court.
“Instead of obeying the court order, Mr Trump is trying to escape it,” he said in a statement. The Attorney General therefore calls for the immediate intervention of the court “because no one is above the law”. Unless he sends the required documents, his attitude is with the demand for a “$ 10,000 fine a day against Mr. Trump.”
When asked by the AFP, Alina Hubba, the former president’s lawyer, responded in an email that she was prepared to oppose Advocate James’ useless and baseless move.
The civil investigation against Trump was accelerated in January when Leticia James announced that he and his team had gathered “significant evidence” that “many assets were falsely and fraudulently valued” for economic gain.
The New York Attorney General suspects that the Trump system “fraudulently” overstated the value of real estate assets when applying for bank loans and underestimated the tax authorities to pay lower taxes.
The Trump family has accused Ms James of being a ‘political witch hunt’.
This contradiction is one of the many contradictions the former president has with the law.
He also faces criminal charges from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brock: the Trump administration and its chief financial officer, Alan Weiselberg, have been charged with tax evasion. They have pleaded not guilty and the trial is set to begin this year.
But at the end of February this criminal investigation was disrupted: Mr. Two of Brock’s assistant attorneys resigned. One of them, Mark Bomarands, accused Donald Trump in his resignation letter of being “guilty” of “many crimes”, including financial fraud.
According to the press, the assistant prosecutors would have left because their leader, Alvin Brock, had raised doubts about the possibility of the elected African-American Democrats coming to power in January to impeach the former president. Such a decision would be “against the public interest,” he said. Pomarants wrote.
But prosecutor Prague promised in a statement on Thursday that he would continue his investigation and that “(his) services would make public the results of (their) investigation, which would drop the case or indictment.”