Newly unsealed court order demands the Trump Org comply with subpoenas from the NY attorney general

Newly unsealed court order demands the Trump Org comply with subpoenas from the NY attorney general
NY Attorney General Letitia James
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More than eight months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, his company, the Trump Organization, continues to be investigated by New York State Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. This week, according to Law & Crime reporter Adam Klasfeld, a three-page court order was unsealed —and it orders the Trump Organization to show a record of compliance with subpoenas from James' office.

The order, Klasfeld notes, gives the Trump Organization until Thursday, September 30, to give James' office a "report, in reasonable detail, of actions taken to preserve, collect, and produce hard-copy and electronic documents" pertaining to her subpoenas.

In a written statement, James complained, "For more than a year now, the Trump Organization has failed to adequately respond to our subpoenas, hiding behind procedural delays and excuses. Once again, the court has ordered that the Trump Organization must turn over the information and documents we are seeking, otherwise face an independent third-party that will ensure that takes place. Our work will continue undeterred because no one is above the law."

The records that the Trump Organization must produce in order to be compliant with James' subpoenas, according to the three-page court order, include "any appraisals or other valuations, purchase records, and any balance sheets, income statements, general ledgers, financial statements, or similar materials reflecting the value or financial performance of any Trump Organization property whose value is identified in or incorporated into any Statement of Financial Condition."


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