New York Attorney General Sues Trump

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued former US President Trump and his children for alleged business fraud.

New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit in state court in Manhattan, alleging that the Trump Organization committed “multiple acts of fraud” in its annual financial statements from 2011 to 2011. 2021. The lawsuit also names three children of the former US president, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.

“With the help of his children, Mr. Trump overstated his net worth by billions of dollars in order to get loan approvals, insurance benefits and lower taxes. huge financial gains,” Attorney General James wrote on Twitter.

Former US President Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City on August 10.  Photo: AFP.

Former US President Donald Trump outside Trump Tower in New York City on August 10. Image: AFP.

The New York Attorney General proposed a fine of $ 250 million against Trump, and asked the court to ban the former US president and his children from holding office or operating any company licensed or registered in New York during the year. perpetual time.

The lawsuit also asks the court to ban Trump and the Trump Group from participating in real estate purchases in New York, as well as from applying for a loan from any financial institution in the state for five years.

Mr. Trump and his children have not yet commented on the information.

Former President Trump last month invoked the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution more than 440 times to refuse to answer questions from the New York Attorney General’s office. He answered only the question about his name, then cited the Fifth Amendment for every other question.

Trump’s two children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka had also previously appeared at Mrs. James’s office and answered questions. Eric Trump, Trump’s second son, invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 500 times when questioned in October 2020.

The former US president is also facing three investigations including alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence, his connection to the Capitol Hill riots in January 2021 and pressure on officials. Georgia to reverse the results of the 2020 state election.

Ngoc Anh (Theo Al Jazeera/Hill)

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