Tag: Vance, Cyrus R Jr

Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are sharpening their focus on the company’s long-serving chief financial officer, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could step […]

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Manhattan D.A. Now Has Trump’s Tax Returns

Tax and financial records that former President Donald J. Trump fought to keep secret for nearly 18 months have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating possible fraud by Mr. Trump and his company, an official said. The voluminous records, including eight years of personal tax returns, were handed over […]

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With Trump’s Records, Manhattan D.A. Has His Work Cut Out

Weather: Rain, mixed with a little snow, around midday. Clearing later, but wind gusts continue. High in the mid-40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Friday (Purim). After more than a year of legal wrangling, it’s official: the Manhattan district attorney’s office will be allowed to access years of former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns […]

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Trump Question Looms Over Race for Manhattan District Attorney

Last month, during a virtual debate among the eight candidates running to be Manhattan’s top prosecutor, a final yes-or-no question jolted the group: Would they commit to prosecuting crimes committed by former President Donald J. Trump and his company? The candidates ducked. “I actually don’t think any of us should answer that question,” said one […]

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes and Financial Records

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order that ended Mr. Trump’s bitter 18-month battle to stop prosecutors in Manhattan from poring over his tax returns as they investigate possible financial crimes. The court’s order was […]

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Trump Taxes: Here’s What’s Next in the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation

Early this month, Mr. Vance enlisted a prominent figure in New York legal circles, Mark F. Pomerantz, to help with the investigation. Mr. Pomerantz, a former senior federal prosecutor with significant experience both investigating and defending complex white-collar and organized crime cases, will handle interactions with key witnesses, among other tasks. For additional help, Mr. […]

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Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

As the Manhattan district attorney’s office steps up the criminal investigation of Donald J. Trump, it has reached outside its ranks to enlist a prominent former federal prosecutor to help scrutinize financial dealings at the former president’s company, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The former prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, has deep […]

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Manhattan district attorney’s attempt to prosecute former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman was dealt a final blow when New York’s highest court said quietly last week it would not review lower court rulings on the case. The court’s decision brings to an end the district attorney’s quest to ensure that the campaign chairman, […]

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Manhattan D.A. Intensifies Investigation of Trump

Employees of Deutsche Bank and Aon, two corporate giants, could be important witnesses. As two of Mr. Trump’s oldest allies — and some of the only mainstream companies willing to do regular business with him — they might offer investigators a rich vein of information about the Trump Organization. There is no indication that either […]

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

President Trump will face a raft of potential legal challenges when he leaves office — from, among others, the Manhattan district attorney, the New York attorney general and perhaps the United States Justice Department. Now add to that Leonie Green of the Westminster Apartments in Brooklyn. Ms. Green is among a group of tenants in […]

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Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Two separate New York State fraud investigations into President Trump and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, have expanded to include tax write-offs on millions of dollars in consulting fees, some of which appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The inquiries — a criminal investigation […]

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As Soon as Trump Leaves Office, He Faces Greater Risk of Prosecution

President Trump lost more than an election last week. When he leaves the White House in January, he will also lose the constitutional protection from prosecution afforded to a sitting president. After Jan. 20, Mr. Trump, who has refused to concede and is fighting to hold onto his office, will be more vulnerable than ever […]

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Manafort Prosecution Barred by Double Jeopardy Rule, Appeals Court Says

A New York appeals court on Thursday rebuffed the Manhattan district attorney’s efforts to charge Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, with mortgage fraud and other state felonies, saying that such a move would amount to double jeopardy since Mr. Manafort had already been convicted in federal court for similar crimes. The court’s […]

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The Police Can Probably Break Into Your Phone

In a new Apple ad, a man on a city bus announces he has just shopped for divorce lawyers. Then a woman recites her credit card number through a megaphone in a park. “Some things shouldn’t be shared,” the ad says, “iPhone helps keep it that way.” Apple has built complex encryption into iPhones and […]

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Trump Again Asks Supreme Court to Block Subpoena for His Tax Records

WASHINGTON — Personal lawyers for President Trump, seeking to appeal their case to the Supreme Court for the second time in less than a year, asked the justices on Tuesday to delay a ruling that would allow the Manhattan district attorney to obtain Mr. Trump’s financial records. In a 38-page “emergency” application, Mr. Trump’s legal […]

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Manhattan D.A. Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns, Judges Rule

The Manhattan district attorney can enforce a subpoena seeking President Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, a federal appeals panel ruled on Wednesday, dealing another blow to the president’s yearlong battle to keep his financial records out of the hands of state prosecutors. The ruling by a three-judge panel in New York rejected the president’s […]

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Judges Express Skepticism Over Trump’s Bid to Block Tax Return Subpoena

By Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum Judges on a federal appeals panel expressed skepticism at a hearing on Friday about President Trump’s arguments that a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney seeking eight years of the president’s tax returns was overbroad and issued in bad faith. The three judges challenged a central argument from […]

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Trump Says D.A. Is Using ‘Speculation and Innuendo’ to Get His Tax Returns

President Trump took aim at the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Thursday, saying in new court papers that prosecutors were using “speculation and innuendo” to justify an unfair subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns. The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., began investigating Mr. Trump and his business practices more than two years […]

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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been locked in a yearlong legal battle with President Trump over obtaining his tax returns, suggested for the first time on Monday that it had grounds to investigate him and his businesses for tax fraud. The assertion by the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., […]

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Trump Accuses Judge of ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Him in Tax Ruling

President Trump’s lawyers on Friday accused a federal judge of “stacking the deck” against Mr. Trump in his long-running fight to block the Manhattan district attorney from getting his tax returns. The assertion came in a legal filing in which Mr. Trump’s lawyers asked a federal appeals court to scrap a lower court’s decision that […]

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Manhattan Gynecologist Faces Federal Charges Over 6 Sex Abuse Accusations

A Manhattan gynecologist accused by the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of sexually assaulting her now faces federal charges related to the sexual abuse of women, according to a new indictment released on Wednesday. The former doctor, Robert A. Hadden, who has lost his medical license, was charged with six counts of […]

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Trump Wins Another Delay in Turning Over Tax Returns

President Trump on Tuesday won another delay in the long-running legal battle over whether he must turn over eight years of tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which subpoenaed them a year ago in a criminal investigation focused on Mr. Trump, his business and his associates. In a brief order, a federal appeals […]

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N.Y.S. A.G. Investigates Whether Trump Organization Improperly Inflated Property Values

Over the years, Donald Trump and his company have placed widely different values on the Seven Springs estate. The sprawling property north of New York City was purchased for $7.5 million in 1995. But by 2014, the Trump Organization said it was worth $291 million, in financial documents its officers prepared when they were seeking […]

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Trump’s Legal Entanglements in N.Y.

ImageCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times While President Trump is busy at the Republican National Convention, his lawyers are tied up in legal wrangling in New York, where Mr. Trump rose to prominence and his company, the Trump Organization, is headquartered. Mr. Trump, his company and some of his associates have long been the focus of […]

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Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns to D.A., Judge Rules

A federal judge on Thursday rejected President Trump’s latest effort to block the Manhattan district attorney from obtaining his tax returns, roundly dismissing Mr. Trump’s arguments that the prosecutor’s grand jury subpoena was “wildly overbroad” and issued in bad faith. The ruling by Judge Victor Marrero of Federal District Court in Manhattan marked another setback […]

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Trump Is Not Entitled to Details of Tax Returns Inquiry, D.A. Says

The Manhattan district attorney’s office said on Friday that President Trump was not entitled to learn more about the scope of its criminal investigation into his business dealings, rejecting Mr. Trump’s latest effort to block a subpoena for his tax returns. The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., wrote in a pair […]

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Trump Says Subpoena for His Tax Returns Is Illegal ‘Harassment’

President Trump, in a new court filing seeking to block the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., from obtaining eight years of his tax returns, said on Monday that the efforts amounted to illegal harassment. The argument came in response to a filing last week by Mr. Vance’s office, which said prosecutors had a […]

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Trump’s Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry

The New York prosecutors who are seeking President Trump’s tax records have also subpoenaed his longtime lender, a sign that their criminal investigation into Mr. Trump’s business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known. The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued the subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank, which has been Mr. Trump’s primary lender since […]

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President Trump and his Company Investigated for Possible Fraud, Filing Suggests

The Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested on Monday that it has been investigating President Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, a significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past. The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new federal court filing […]

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Trump Again Tries to Block Subpoena for Taxes, Calling It ‘Wildly Overbroad’

President Trump on Monday mounted his most forceful and detailed legal attack yet on the subpoena for his tax returns by the Manhattan district attorney, arguing the request was “wildly overbroad” and “issued in bad faith,” a new court filing shows. Mr. Trump’s lawyers asked a federal judge in Manhattan to declare that the subpoena […]

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D.A. Accuses Trump of Delay ‘Strategy’ in Fight Over Tax Returns

The Manhattan district attorney’s office accused President Trump on Thursday of purposely dragging out a court battle over a subpoena seeking eight years of his tax returns in an attempt to effectively shield himself from criminal investigation. Carey R. Dunne, a lawyer for the prosecutor’s office, told a federal judge that the longer the president […]

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