The Trump Organization is now being investigated criminally by the state of New York: Deputy Attorney General

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The New York Attorney General’s Office announced on Tuesday (May 18) that it has expanded its civil enquiry into former President Donald Trump’s business to include a criminal investigation.

Attorney General Letitia James is probing whether the Trump Organization lied about land prices in order to gain loans and economic and tax incentives.

“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” Fabien Levy, a spokesman for the attorney-general’s office, said in a statement.

“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” he said.

The Trump Organization could not immediately be reached for comment. Trump has said that the investigation overseen by James, a Democrat, is politically motivated.

James has been investigating whether the Trump Organization inflated the values of some properties to obtain better loans, and lowered their values to obtain property tax breaks.

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Separately, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been investigating Trump’s pre-presidency business dealings for more than two years.

The Trump Organization is now being investigated criminally by the state of New York: Deputy Attorney General

The New York Attorney General’s Office announced on Tuesday (May 18) that it has expanded its civil enquiry into former President Donald Trump’s business to include a criminal investigation.

Attorney General Letitia James is probing whether the Trump Organization lied about land prices in order to gain loans and economic and tax incentives.

Source: Reuters/dv

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