Prosecutors Accuse Trump and Family of Fraud – DW – 9/22/2022

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Peter Kavinsky

New York State Attorney General Letitia James files 220-page lawsuit against former US president Donald Trump, as well as his three children Donald Trump Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump, in addition, the lawsuit concerns the Trump company. This was announced on Wednesday evening September 21.

According to preliminary information, the 76-year-old politician, his relatives and a business organization are accused of years of financial fraud, including providing false data about the company’s capitalization, which, depending on the need, was underestimated or overestimated to get on with favorable terms. get loans or pay less taxes.

According to the prosecutor’s office, such loans were provided by the Trump organization and the major German financial institution Deutsche Bank. The prosecution also demands that the Trump family pay $250 million in damages.

False asset valuation in 200 cases

According to the New York State Attorney General, Donald Trump and other defendants misvalued their assets more than 200 times in a decade. The investigation into Trump’s business empire lasted three years, during which 65 witnesses were questioned and “millions of documents” were examined.

“Donald Trump has fraudulently inflated his wealth by billions of dollars to unfairly enrich himself and deceive the system, and therefore all of us,” said Letitia James.

Trump denies guilt

From left to right: Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump, Ivanka TrumpPhoto: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo/Photo Alliance

“As we all know, today’s indictment has nothing to do with facts or legislation,” The Trump Organization said in a statement, quoted by The New York Times on the same day. According to the accused side, we are talking about politics.

From Trump’s point of view, he is the victim of political persecution and a witch hunt. The ex-president points out that the representative of the prosecutor’s office who is accusing him is a member of a rival Democratic Party.

FBI Search for Trump

In August, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid on Donald Trump’s Florida home. Agents wanted secret documentsthat Trump could have taken from the White House, The Washington Post later reported that the search produced a document detailing the defense strategies of one of the foreign states and its nuclear potential.

In addition, in July US Congressional Committee Investigates Capitol Stormingheld hearings in which allegations were made against the ex-president, but this may not be enough to bring Trump to trial.

Also see:

David Frum: Donald Trump is not a friend of Ukraine

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Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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