New York Attorney General Letitia James says its Trump Organization probe is now a criminal investigation: Says the investigation ‘is no longer purely civil in nature’
- James has been looking into the Trump Organization’s tax records in a civil case
- On Tuesday night it emerged the case had now grown to become criminal
- The Manhattan DA is also investigating Trump over possible tax fraud
New York’s attorney general is now investigating the Trump Organization for criminal offenses, it emerged on Tuesday night.
The office, led by Letitia James, had been investigating the company for civil tax offenses since 2018. The investigation has now escalated.
‘We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the Organization is no longer purely civil in nature,’ said Fabien Levy, a spokesman for the office.
‘We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.’
Trump, seen on May 18, has been informed his organization is under criminal investigation
The district attorney’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, has been investigating possible criminal tax fraud.