New York | The Trump organization, an affiliate of the family of former U.S. President Donald Trump, is under criminal investigation, the New York State Prosecutor announced Tuesday.
“We have informed the Trump agency that our investigation into this agency is no longer civil in nature,” said Fabian Levy, a spokesman for New York State Attorney Letitia James.
“We are now actively investigating the Trump organization in criminal matters along with the Manhattan prosecutor,” she said.
The Trump Organization is made up of hundreds of businesses associated with hotels, real estate companies and golf courses with Donald Trump or his relatives.
Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, Democrat, first launched an investigation into payments made to two mistresses of a Republican billionaire before the 2018 presidential election, and has now expanded to allegations of tax evasion and tax evasion. Insurance or bank fraud.
The investigation will be conducted in secret before a great jury. Attorney Vance has been receiving tax returns from Donald Trump for the past eight years and from the Trump organization in February after a long legal battle.
Donald Trump, who left the White House in January, denied any wrongdoing and called the investigation “a continuation of the biggest political witch hunt in our country’s history.”