New York Attorney General Letitia James has rejected Trump’s settlement offer and the stage is now set for the former president and at least one of his children to be charged with fraud.
Via: The New York Times:
The New York Attorney General’s office has turned down an offer from Donald J. Trump’s attorneys to settle a controversial civil investigation into the former president and his family’s real estate company. three knowledgeable people.
Attorney General Letitia James is also considering indicting at least one of Trump’s adult children, people said. Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. have all been senior executives at Mr Trump’s company, the Trump Organization.
Eric Trump was the figurehead at the top of the Trump organization while Trump was in office, and he has received intense scrutiny from the New York AG office, so if a Trump child is charged with fraud, he is the most likely suspect .
The potential fraud case is different from the tax crimes facing the Trump Organization in Manhattan. AG James has investigated the Trump Organization for lying about asset value loan applications, and documents show the fraud goes back years.
No one will go to jail for a civil lawsuit, but as James’ action against the NRA demonstrates, the lawsuit could be a crippling blow to the target. If Trump loses, his company could face severe financial sanctions and the company may no longer be allowed to operate in New York State.
Trump’s decades of potentially criminal activity have caught up with him and he is beginning to face the reality that justice is coming for him at the local, federal and state levels.
Mr Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduation work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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