Donald Trump and three of his children were officially accused of committing fraud in a lawsuit brought by the office of New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, on Wednesday. Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. were named as defendants alongside their father and the Trump Organization, which are all accused of engaging in “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” over a period of ten years.

James’s office previously alleged in court filings that the Trump Organization used “fraudulent or misleading asset valuations” to inflate the value of its properties when applying for loans while low-balling their value come tax time. Last month, James and investigators from her office deposed Trump, who invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination 440 times in four hours.

Trump has made several efforts to stop the three-year long probe. Late last year, he filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the Democratic attorney general was pursuing a politically motivated inquiry, which was dismissed by a judge in May. Last week, according to the New York Times, his lawyers proposed a settlement with the attorney general, whose office declined the offer.

The civil allegations come on top of criminal charges filed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, alleging they committed financial fraud. Weisselberg belatedly agreed to cooperate in the criminal probe of Trump’s business empire. Despite years of hype that Trump would be locked up, he has not been charged with a crime.

That said, Trump is facing several criminal investigations throughout the country, including the federal inquiry into the handling of classified material that resulted in the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago in August. Not long after, the Department of Justice subpoenaed around 40 aides in its separate probe of his attempt to overturn the 2020 election. In Georgia, the district attorney for Atlanta has empaneled a special grand jury to consider whether or not Trump broke the law in his attempt to swing the state’s electoral college votes in his favor. In all instances, he has denied wrongdoing.

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Donald Trump and His Children Are Sued for Fraud by Letitia James

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21.09.2022

Donald Trump and three of his children were officially accused of committing fraud in a lawsuit brought by the office of New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, on Wednesday. Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Trump Jr. were named as defendants alongside their father and the Trump Organization, which are all accused of engaging in “numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation” over a period of ten years.

James’s office previously alleged in court filings that the Trump Organization used “fraudulent or misleading asset valuations” to inflate the value of its properties........

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