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Potential criminal charges against the Trump Organization


Story by Jacob Shamsian

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Published on November 5, 2021 1:47 PM
 
Trump was not personally charged in the first set of indictments and has not been accused of wrongdoing. Court filings from the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James, which has joined forces with Vance on the investigation, suggested that it was examining discrepancies in property evaluations as well.
 
Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's office have empaneled a second grand jury to consider whether to bring new criminal charges against the Trump Organization, according to The Washington Post.

The new special grand jury is considering charges related to how former President Donald Trump's company valued its assets, a source told The Post.

Another grand jury brought by the DA's office filed 15-count indictments against the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg in July, alleging they evaded taxes. Both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization pleaded not guilty to the charges.

For around three years, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has been investigating the Trump Organization's finances. As part of that investigation, the office is examining of whether the company misrepresented its finances to obtain favorable tax, insurance, and bank loan rates.

The new grand jury was seated last week and was expected to begin hearing evidence on Thursday, according to the Post. The original grand jury was scheduled to last through November, but could be extended as well...