New York AG Files Motion to Disdain Trump with $10,000 Daily Fines

New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a motion asking the state Supreme Court to contemplate Donald Trump for failing to hand over evidence as part of its investigation into the family business, with a daily fine of $10,000 for every day he refuses to comply with a court order.

“The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald J Trump must comply with our subpoena and hand over relevant documents to my office,” she said in a statement on April 7. “Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to get around it. We request the immediate intervention of the court because no one is above the law.”

Her office has conducted a wide-ranging civil investigation into the Trump family and her New York-based Trump organization, which she has accused of “fraudulent or deceptive” practices, including repeated misrepresentation of asset values, “to attempt to wide range of economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage and tax deductions.”

The former president and his children have attempted to quash the subpoenas for their sworn testimony, accusing the attorney general of launching a political witch hunt, and have sued her office in federal court in an attempt to end the investigation or become involved. to remember it.

In February, Judge Arthur Engoron dismissed the former president’s attempt to evade the subpoena, and Mr. Trump was faced with a March 31 deadline to submit documents as part of Ms. James’s investigation into his financial dealings — a date which both Mr Trump and the Attorney General agreed.

The Trump family was ordered to give affidavit and submit documents regarding the financial condition of his organization, which his own accountants at the Mazars USA company have recently determined to be unreliable.

Not only did Mr. Trump “not at all” comply with the court order, he filed a “response” with the attorney general’s office “objecting to each of the eight document requests in the subpoena on reasons such as too great size, burden, and lack of detail,” said the motion from Mrs. James’s office.

“This court’s order was not an opening bid for a negotiation or an invitation to a new round of objections to the subpoena,” the motion said. Rather, it was a court order introduced after a full briefing and argument in which Mr. Trump could have made but not made the alleged objections or claims he has now put forward.

The motion asks the state Supreme Court to weigh $10,000 in daily fines against Mr. Trump to “enforce his compliance” with the subpoenas.

No charges have been filed yet, but her office’s filings mark the most detailed report yet following long-running allegations involving the Trump organization and his family.

The investigation parallels a criminal investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, targeting the former president’s use of “statements of financial condition” in seeking bank loans and insurance policies. That office sued the company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, last summer for criminal tax fraud.

Two prosecutors from that office left office after an apparent reluctance to move forward with charges.

the independent has asked for comment from Mr. Trump’s spokesman.

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