Trump’s businesses in New York State come under scrutiny as the District Attorney’s office in Manhattan has expanded its criminal probe on President Trump and his holdings.
Fox News has confirmed that the office has issued subpoenas for documents related to a Trump property in suburban Westchester County N.Y. The property is called Seven Springs Estate. It is situated at the north of New York City and spans 213 acres across three towns: New Castle, Bedford and North Castle.
Roland Baroni, the lawyer for North Castle, told Fox News that a subpoena was served to the town on December 16, 2020 and it had fully acquiesced with the request sent by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office.
The New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, has also been investigating an alleged fraudulent inflation of the Westchester estate from last summer. The records that the Manhattan office have requested for overlap “almost 100%” with the ones that have been given to James, according to Baroni.
The subpoenas are a part of the DA’s office probe into possible tax and insurance fraud. It is also alleged that there are investigations about the hush money paid to women who claimed to have had sex with the President.
The Associated Press has reported that a long interview was conducted with Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney. It is said that he was asked several questions about Trump’s finances, on Thursday. Cohen did not reply, when asked for comments.
The interview with the 54-year-old, took place on Thursday, sources told Associated Press. It focused in part on Trump’s relationship with Deutsche Bank, his biggest and longest standing creditor to him and his family.
The interview, at least the second of Cohen by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, comes amid a long-running grand jury investigation into Trump’s business dealings.
Although there is a possibility that the President could still try to pardon himself for any federal crimes before he leaves the White House, he would still have to face charges brought about by any state in the nation. It is important to know that state criminal charges are not subject to pardon. Only federal charges are subject to pardons.