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In New York, the Criminal Probe Into the Trump Organization Just Seriously Intensified

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19.05.2021

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New York attorney general Letitia James notified the Trump Organization on Tuesday that she has expanded her long-running civil investigation into former president Donald Trump’s business empire to include a criminal probe, which her office will conduct in partnership with Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance, who has been pursuing a similar case. The news, first reported by CNN, represents a significant increase in legal peril for Trump.

“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for James, said in an emailed statement. “We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. We........

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