Accusations of fraud even on children
New York prosecutor indicts Trump
Donald Trump may have to answer in court. New York prosecutors accuse him and his three children of fraud. The former US president is said to have reduced or inflated his fortune as needed to exploit false information.
New York state prosecutors are filing a civil lawsuit against former US President Donald Trump for fraud. Charges will also be filed against Trump’s company and his children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced in New York. The defendants allegedly increased or decreased their finances depending on their needs, such as to gain easier access to loans or pay lower taxes, according to the indictment. Deutsche Bank is also said to have made such loans, James said.
“Donald Trump falsely inflated his fortune by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system — and by extension all of us,” James said. For three years, she led the civil investigation into Trump’s business empire and, according to Wednesday, interviewed 65 prosecution witnesses and reviewed “millions of documents.”
In many cases the accusation
Trump’s company denies the allegations. In the United States, attorneys general usually belong to a party and are elected by the people in many states. James is a member of the Democratic Party and serves in New York State Government. Trump, who belongs to the Republican Party, has therefore repeatedly called the process politically motivated, calling it a “witch hunt”.
In many cases, there are charges against the 76-year-old man. Among other things, the FBI is said to have seized confidential and secret documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. In the state of Georgia, he allegedly illegally pressured the election commission to show him more votes in the 2020 election. The commission of inquiry is also looking into his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol and may ultimately recommend that he be prosecuted. Trump has repeatedly hinted that he wants to run for president again in 2024, but has yet to officially announce it. Experts consider it unlikely that one of the often multi-year procedures, with the possibility of review and retrial before the November 2024 election, would lead to a conviction.