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The time had come for US presidents to step down and concentrate on their philanthropic basics, become amateur painters and write very long books. Then there is Donald Trump, who has taken a slightly different route by spending his day crashing weddings, trying to overturn the 2020 election results, and drowning in legal proceedings, civil investigations, and criminal investigations.
One of the key legal moves, of course, is the Manhattan Attorney’s investigation into Trump and his company’s financial operations, which has so far resulted in 15 charges against the Trump organization and its longtime CFO. Allen Weisselberg. (Both parties have pleaded guilty to all charges, including tax fraud, aggravated theft, falsification of business records, and government fraud schemes.) But there are also at least three other criminal investigations, numerous lawsuits, and an investigation by the New York Attorney General, which, thanks to the ex-president’s company, is about to receive a wealth of key documents.
In a September 2 order unsealed on Friday, a judge said the Trump organization must obey subpoenas from the New York attorney general Letitia James‘s office, or hire an outside company to search the documents and hand them over to the prosecutor. According to Bloomberg, the company has up to 30 tax breaks, “as ordered by the state court Arthur Engoron. If James is not satisfied, the Trump Organization must hire a third party to oversee compliance, and while he is free to choose one, the Attorney General must approve it – in case anyone contemplates hiring, according to The Daily Beast Rudy Giuliani & Sons at Your Service LLC. According to Bloomberg:
James sued about half a dozen subpoenas in August 2020, including one against the company’s former tax attorney. The investigation is separate from the recent criminal prosecution by the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg, which is pursuing James’ office in conjunction with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. The Trump Organization’s press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One area of focus for the Attorney General is the appraisal of Seven Springs, an area of 212 acres in Westchester County, outside of New York City. James is verifying that Trump’s company made an accurate assessment of the property when it was used as the basis for approximately $ 21.1 million in tax deductions for a 2015 tax year maintenance easement donation. The investigation is [also] Court records show that transactions were being investigated with a neo-Gothic Trump skyscraper called 40 Wall Street in Manhattan, as well as with the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago and a golf club in Los Angeles.