Tish James’s Office is NOT conducting a criminal investigation….
They want to question the ex-President and other family members under oath….
Trump’s foundation was shut down back in the day by a New York Attorney General…
Most people changed with fraudiant business practices would be in serious legal trouble…..
This might make one question why this is a media throw down?
The Manhattan DA’s office is looking at the same things as the Attorney General ….
But Alvin Bragg’s investigation IS A criminal one…
Right now Bragg has hands filled fighting with right leaning NYC media and cops with his pledge to go easy low level street crime cases….
With his money?
Donald Trump (Now and ex-President) has been successful in stalling most legal cases aimed at him ….
THAT has made government officials leary of actually mounting serious cases against him….
The filing outlined what Ms. James’s office termed misleading statements about the value of six Trump properties, as well as the “Trump brand.” The properties included golf clubs in Westchester County, N.Y., and Scotland, flagship buildings such as 40 Wall Street in Manhattan and Mr. Trump’s own penthouse home in Trump Tower.
Ms. James’s filing argued that the company misstated the value of the properties to lenders, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service. Many of the statements, the filing argued, were “generally inflated as part of a pattern to suggest that Mr. Trump’s net worth was higher than it otherwise would have appeared.”
Ms. James highlighted details of how she said the company inflated the valuations: $150,000 initiation fees into Mr. Trump’s golf club in Westchester that it never collected; mansions that had not yet been built on one of his private estates; and 20,000 square feet in his Trump Tower triplex that did not exist.
“We have uncovered significant evidence that suggests Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization falsely and fraudulently valued multiple assets and misrepresented those values to financial institutions for economic benefit,” Ms. James said in a statement.
It is unusual for such specific and serious allegations to emerge in court papers — filed less than an hour before a midnight deadline to respond to Mr. Trump’s effort to avoid being questioned — instead of in a formal complaint. Ms. James’s lawyers said that the release of the details would not hamper their investigation, and added that the office was also looking into other conduct not discussed in the filing….
The Attorney General and DA’s cases should be opening tax fraud cases on Federal, State and local levels as follow up’s…..