After it became more or less clear that Donald Trump intends to stand in the next elections, the machinery of the judicial machinery has been put into operation. So much so that the attorney general of new yorkthe democrat Letitia Jamesfiled a lawsuit on Wednesday against the former president of the United States Donald Trump and three of his children –Donald, Eric e Ivanka– for alleged tax crimes within the Trump Organization.
As detailed by James in a lawsuit of more than 200 pages, the former president and his children would allegedly be involved in an expansive fraud, which lasted more than a decade and affected all levels of the Organization, and of which Donald Trump himself is profit.
“These acts of fraud and misrepresentation (…) were committed by the senior management of the Trump Organization as part of a common effort for each annual (tax) Statement and were approved at the highest levels of the Trump Organization, including Mr Trump himself», reads the letter.
James believes that Trump and the rest of the defendants could have violated state and criminal laws, for which he has referred the case to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Tax Service, according to the CNN television network. .
The origin of the lawsuit dates back to March 2019, when the declaration before the United States Congress of the former Trump Organization lawyer, Michael Cohen, raised questions about the “potentially fraudulent financial statement” of the company.
Trump, for his part, has repeatedly criticized the investigation, which he considers a “crusade” against him, and has even referred to James as a “renegade prosecutor” in charge of a “vengeful and selfish” case.