New York attorney general wants Trump in contempt for failing to turn over documents

The New York attorney general on Thursday asked a state judge to hold Donald Trump in contempt of court for failing to turn over documents she subpoenaed for his civil investigation into the former president’s business practices. American.

In a court filing, state Attorney General Letitia James said Trump failed to honor a court order ordering him to “fully” comply with his subpoena for government documents and information. here on March 31.

James requested that Trump be fined US$10,000 a day until he complies. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any criminal wrongdoing. He called the investigation a “witch hunt”.

The judge’s order is “clear”

“The judge’s order was crystal clear: Donald J. Trump must comply with our subpoena and deliver relevant documents to my office,” James said in a statement. “Instead of obeying a court order, Mr. Trump is trying to evade it.”

Trump’s attorneys did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

James’ three-year investigation and a parallel criminal investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg focused on whether the Trump Organization misjudged the values ​​of his real estate properties to obtain advantageous loans and tax deductions.

Last week, James said his investigation had found “significant evidence” to suggest that for more than a decade the company’s financial statements “relyed on misleading asset valuations and other misrepresentations to ensure economic benefits”.