(New York) Two New York prosecutors, particularly those responsible for the sensitive criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s affairs, resigned on Wednesday, prompting several American media outlets to comment that the file had been tampered with.
Posted at 6:21 pm yesterday.
According to New York TimesTwo prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, “submitted their resignation after Manhattan’s new District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, expressed his doubts about the possibility of prosecuting Mr. Trump”.
“The investigation is ongoing,” AFP replied in a brief message from Prosecutor Bragg’s office, refusing to comment further. “We thank them for their dedication,” he added to the address of the two prosecutors.
The criminal case is particularly relevant to suspicions of fraudulent valuations of assets in the Trump organization, such as obtaining more lucrative loans from banks or reducing its taxes – to golf clubs, luxury hotels and other real estate assets.
If it is related to the same facts, the investigation is different from the civil file led by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, in which the last president and his two children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka testified under oath.
The criminal investigation already led to the indictment of the Trump organization and its historic finance director, Allen Weiselberg, last July, especially for tax evasion on the income and interests of this close ally of the former American president. The Donald Trump team and Mr Weiselberg have pleaded not guilty and are due to stand trial in 2022.
At the same time, a grand jury was also set up to decide on possible indictments in relation to suspicions of fraudulent valuation of assets. Cyrus Vance, a former prosecutor and ancestor of Alvin Bragg, fought for months until the 1970s to win his case in the Supreme Court to obtain the tax declarations of the former New York magnet, the first American president. To publish them.
Two prosecutors resigned last week after a New York State Supreme Court judge ordered Donald Trump, 75, and his two children to testify in a Letitia James-led civil investigation. The latter announced in January that it had “collected significant evidence indicating that Donald Trump and the Trump organization misappropriated a number of assets”.
The former president has expressed doubts about his intention to run again for his party’s nomination for the 2024 presidential election.