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”.