The New York City Attorney’s Office has announced that it is launching a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization, the trading center of former US President Donald Trump, as the investigation into possible tax crimes includes alleged crime.
Prosecutors have been investigating possible crimes committed by Trump’s corporate conglomerate in relation to the search for credit and tax breaks, despite a prosecutor’s spokesman telling ABC that the investigation is now “criminal”.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the investigation is no longer of a purely civil nature,” said Fabien Levy, spokeswoman for New York attorney general Letitia James.
“We are now actively investigating the Trump organization together with the Manhattan Attorney’s Office,” he said. The Manhattan Attorney’s Office refused to comment on Levy’s words.
Trump in February criticized the “fascist” and “politically motivated” investigation into possible personal and trade tax crimes after the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal to avoid submitting his tax returns to a New York court for the past eight years.
In this sense, he denounced “the greatest political witch hunt in history” in the United States. “I will continue to fight as I did for the last five years before I was elected, despite all the election crimes committed against me. We will win!”
Trump has several open justice fronts, but one of the most important is the fraud investigation that New York State is conducting into the North American tycoon’s affairs, unrelated to the decisions made since he came to power in 2016.
In particular, the New York Attorney’s Office is investigating possible crimes related to the Trump Organization, the Trump-founded corporate conglomerate suspected of falsifying records, tax fraud, or insurance fraud.
On the flip side, James is investigating four Trump Organization real estate projects and their failed attempt to buy rugby team Buffalo Bills. In this case, the investigations are civil and not criminal, but it cannot be ruled out that they may be diverted to the other route if there are indications.