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Bad News for Trump: Court Hearing Suggests the NY Probe of His Business Is Expanding

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21.09.2021

Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 22, 2021.James Devaney/GC Images

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s investigation of former President Donald Trump’s namesake business appears to be picking up—and one or more additional Trump associates may soon be in legal jeopardy because of a cache of documents recently uncovered by investigators.

Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, who was indicted on tax charges, will likely head to trial next summer, but according to Weisselberg’s attorney, he may not be the only member of Trump’s inner circle facing criminal charges. During a brief scheduling hearing in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday morning, Bryan Skarlatos, a lawyer representing Weisselberg, said that his team needed much more time to begin going through 6 million pages of discovery documents handed over by Vance’s office and that he expected more indictments in the case.

“We have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming,” Skarlatos told the judge, holding up a package of documents. “It was represented to us by the [district attorney’s office] that this package includes documents found in a co-conspirator’s basement that are tax documents.”

A spokesperson for Vance’s office declined to........

© Mother Jones


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