Trump’s opponent, New York Attorney General Letitia James, made the announcement

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New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a civil investigation into the former president Donald TrumpCompany of, Declares a great case Former President Donald Trump, his three adult children and his company in connection with widespread fraud allegations.

James’ announcement comes in almost a week After the New York Times reported He rejected an offer from Trump’s lawyers to settle his investigation into the Manhattan-based Trump Organization.

James’ office was investigating the company for fraudulently misrepresenting the value of various real estate properties in order to obtain financial benefits in the form of more favorable loan and insurance rates and tax breaks.

Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and James, a Democrat, has accused the former Republican president of being politically motivated to investigate.

In August, Trump appeared for a deposition conducted by James’ attorneys. He exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination more than 440 times by refusing to answer questions under oath.

Donald Trump Jr., who runs the Trump Organization with his brother Eric, answered questions from investigators under oath in early August, as did their sister Ivanka Trump. Ivanka was previously an executive at the Trump Organization.

Eric Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 500 times when questioned under oath at the October 2020 hearing. filed in court In January.

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