New York AG Unveils Lawsuit Against Trump, Family, and Organization
(ConservativeHub.com) – Former President Donald Trump has been knee-deep in legal troubles for years as various agencies have gone after him concerning multiple claims of wrongdoing. Currently, he’s wrestling with the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, which resulted in accusations he was illegally holding classified documents. New York Attorney General Letitia James recently filed a seven-count civil lawsuit against him, his organization, and his oldest children on September 21, drawing a response from his attorney.
The lawsuit accuses the former president, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump of committing financial fraud by distorting records and financial statements to secure loans and other benefits and to avoid paying taxes for Trump Organization holdings. James alleges the family members falsified financial documents, reported incorrect asset values, and baselessly inflated Donald Trump’s net worth.
New York AG Tish James has filed a wide-ranging civil lawsuit against Trump, the Trump Org, and his three adult children for fraud and misrepresentation https://t.co/LPJVHrt4hB
— POLITICO (@politico) September 21, 2022
The filing asks for the permanent removal of all four from their roles within the corporation and to prevent any of them from holding a top position within any New York-based company. It also seeks to permanently ban entities named in the suit from conducting business in the state. It would bar the Trump Organization and the former president from buying real estate or seeking loans in the state for five years. Finally, the AG wants the defendants to repay $250 million she claims they obtained fraudulently.
Trump attorney Alina Habba replied to the lawsuit, saying the move is a political attack, and James had no authority to investigate. She maintains the business family did nothing wrong, and there’s no legal basis for AG James’ suit. The lawyer said in a statement that she looks forward to defending against the “meritless claims.”
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