New York State Attorney General Letitia James. news conference, announce criminal justice reform in New York, USA, May 21, 2021
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New York Attorney General Letitia James asked the judge on Thursday to suspend former President Donald Trump in contempt of court for refusal to obey with turn order over the documents for her investigation of his company.
James also asked Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron to fine Trump $10,000 for every day he cannot hand over these documents.
Advocate general also says in lawsuit that trump in violation of Engoron’s order give state investigators documents in accordance with the subpoena by March 31, the deadline that was previously extended from 3 March.
James is investigating allegations that the Trump organization has manipulated stated values. of various real property assets to become better financial terms when applying for loans and insurance for tax purposes.
“The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald Trump must comply with our subpoena and queue over relevant documents to my officeJames said. in statement.
“Instead of of obeying the court order, Mr. Trump is trying to evade it. We are seeking immediate court intervention because there is no one above the law.”
Trump lawyer Alina Khabba did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Engoron in February ordered Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump to answer questions from James investigators under oath, and that Trump personally had to give James’ office additional documents.
While Trump appealed the interrogation order, he did not appeal the release order.
And instead of observing in full’ with unambiguous direction of the Court, making all
By March 31, Mr. Trump did not complete the response documents at all,” James said. in her submission
Instead, Trump objected to “every of eight document requests in agenda based on reasons such as excessive latitude, burden and lack of of features,” the statement said.
Trump also said that, subject to his objections, “he will not produce any documents” in response to the subpoena, because his lawyer said that none of documents can be foundthe statement says.
Trump also argued that because the lawyer believed that even if the documents existed, “the Trump Organization has them,” and the lawyer general “I will just will have to wait until the Trump Organization completes production to get them,” the statement said.
Last week, in In another lawsuit, James said her investigation “uncovered significant evidence” that financial relied on Trump Organization statements on misleading estimates of this real property assets for more than a decade.
These potentially misleading estimates “and other misstatements” were used by the company “to obtain economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage tax deductions – on terms more more favorable than true the facts have been confirmed,” the earlier filing says.
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