Updated Jan 19, 2022 - Politics & Policy

New York AG alleges "significant evidence" of Trump Organization fraud

Combination images of former President Trump and New York State Attorney General Letitia James
Combination images of former President Trump and New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Photos: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (left); Scott Heins/Getty Images

New York's attorney general filed a motion Tuesday seeking to compel former President Trump and his two elder children to appear for sworn testimony in her office's civil investigation into the Trump Organization's financial dealings.

Why it matters: Attorney General Letitia James revealed new details in the court filing and a statement on her office's investigation into the Trump Organization's business practices, including a preliminary finding alleging the company used "fraudulent and misleading asset valuations to obtain economic benefits."

Worth noting: A statement from the attorney general's office said that while James "has not yet reached a final decision regarding whether this evidence merits legal action, the grounds for pursuing the investigation are self-evident."

  • Representatives for the Trump Organization and former president did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Read the court filing, via DocumentCloud:

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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