According to the Washington Examiner, a New York judge has given the Trump Organization until the end of April to comply with a subpoena issued by state Attorney General Letitia James.
Judge looks forward to the end of New York attorney general’s investigation
“I hope we are winding down this whole investigation,” state Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying in a hearing on Monday. The judge went on to add, “One thing all of us can agree on is we want this to end at some point.”
“Once again, it sends a clear message that no one is above the law,” the attorney general’s statement went on to insist.
Under the terms of Engoron’s order, the Trump Organization must surrender devices and documents pertaining to an investigation into alleged tax fraud and asset manipulation.
The Examiner noted that James began her inquiring in 2019 following claims by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that the company fraudulently diminished the value of its assets as part of a tax dodge.
What’s more, the Trump Organization will be compelled to produce reports on a weekly basis regarding which materials had been surrendered.
A similar requirement was placed on the forensics firm HaystackID, which was hired to monitor the Trump Organization’s compliance.
Trump: Investigation is “a witch hunt”
Lawrence Rosen is a lawyer who represents the Trump Organization, and he said that James’ office has been making more and more demands for documents.
“Their investigation just continues to grow and expand,” Rosen complained to Engoron. “The tentacles go everywhere.”
Trump has consistently denied any criminal wrongdoing associated with this company and denounced James’ investigative efforts as “a witch hunt.”
“There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime. But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here,” the former president was quoted as saying last year.