Trump must answer questions under oath at New York AG, the appeals court says

Former President Donald Trump

Carlos Bari | Reuters

An appeals court on Thursday rejected an offer from the former president Donald Trump and two of her adult children to avoid being forced to answer investigators’ sworn questions for New York Attorney General Letitia James as part of her civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s business practices.

The decision was there Last legal loss for Trump in his efforts to limit James’ investigation, which focuses on allegations that the Trump Organization illegally manipulated the declared valuations of various real estate for profit.

In addition to Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and daughter Ivanka Trump must comply with a subpoena issued by James asking for their testimony, according to the ruling of the Appeals Division of the First Judicial Department of the Manhattan Supreme Court. to 28 February 2022, sentence of art Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron who ordered Trump to submit to depositions.

Donald Trump Jr. currently runs the Trump family business with his brother Eric Trump, who previously answered questions under oath from James investigators. Ivanka Trump, who served as a senior White House adviser during her father’s presidency, is a former senior leader of the Trump Organization.

“Once again, the courts have ruled that Donald Trump must comply with our legal investigation of his financial reports,” James said in a statement on the appellate court ruling.

“We will continue to follow the facts of this case and ensure that no one can evade the law,” said the Attorney General.

Trump’s attorney Alina Habba did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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