Yesterday's statement by the New York Attorney General's office that the Trump Organization is involved in a criminal investigation of the corrupt Trump Organization adds more weight to the growing legal burden of the "former guy." Known in New York City and environs for years as a con man, serially bankrupt grifter and malignant narcissist Donald "Loser" Trump now has the full weight of the State of New York's legal apparatus focusing on possible felonies like bank, insurance and wire fraud that he and his organization committed. From CNN's report:
"The attorney general office's investigation into the Trump Organization, which has been underway since 2019, will also continue as a civil probe, but the office recently informed Trump Organization officials of the criminal component.
'We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,' James' spokesman Fabien Levy told CNN. 'We have no additional comment.'
In an increasingly serious sign for former President Donald Trump, the attorney general's office is working with the Manhattan district attorney's office, whose wide-sweeping probe into the Trump Organization has looked into whether the company misled lenders and insurance companies about the value of properties and whether it paid the appropriate taxes. James' notification to the organization brings a new level of potential legal risk to the former President, with the attorney general now able to seek criminal penalties as part of the probe." (our emphasis)
Last August, Deutsche Bank, one of Trump's main lenders over the past 20 years, turned over his banking records to the office of the Manhattan DA, which has been working with the New York Attorney General's office in a coordinated investigation. Those records will provide insight into whether he not only committed bank fraud, but whether his organization was used to launder money, as Deutsche Bank has been involved in. The Manhattan DA also has Trump's personal tax records and has been subpoenaing and interviewing key witnesses who would have knowledge of their contents.
Trump faces multiple civil and criminal investigations and lawsuits from all over the country. One of the most recent criminal investigations involves whether he committed election fraud in Georgia when he asked their Secretary of State in a recorded call to "find" 11,780 votes for him after President Biden had won the state. That investigation is underway.
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