New York prosecutors cited Trump and his two children to testify for their family business investigation

The New York Attorney General quoted the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, to his son Don Jr. and his daughter Ivanka, as part of an investigation into their family business, according to court documents filed Monday.

prosecutor Letitia James, a Democrat, last month issued a subpoena seeking his testimony in a multi-year civil investigation, according to the document.

That fact was revealed after Washington Post reported in December that James asked Trump to report to his office on January 7 to testify in person.

After the report, Trump sued James, arguing that he violated his constitutional rights by conducting a politically motivated investigation.

James learned whether the Trump Organization was illegally reporting false property values ​​for potential bank and tax benefits.

Prosecutors began the investigation in March 2019 and suspect that the Trump Organization overvalued some properties to request bank loans, and then reported significantly lower values ​​when paying taxes.

Trump’s son Eric, executive vice president of Trump organization, was interviewed about it by James office in October 2020.

That Trump organization He is also being investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney for possible financial crimes and insurance fraud.

In July, Trump organization and his longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of fraud and tax evasion in a New York court.

Trials should start in the middle of the year.

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