Former President Donald Trump recently won a legal case in New York, while earlier this week he was arraigned in a documents mismanagement case in a federal courthouse in Miami, Florida.
According to Business Insider, the Westchester County district attorney’s office concluded a criminal investigation into the Trump Organization without filing any charges.
According to The New York Times, in 2021, Democrat and former MSNBC commentator Mimi Rocah opened an investigation into the Trump Organization.
The investigation centered on whether or not the company undervalued Trump National Golf Club Westchester to reduce its property taxes.
According to Business Insider, Rocah terminated the investigation earlier this month.
“Elliott Jacobson, a special prosecutor hired by Rocah, departed the office in late 2022. He found that the evidence collected in the investigation couldn’t support criminal charges, regarded conduct outside the statute of limitations, or overlapped with investigations underway by other law enforcement officials, according to the source, whose identity is known to Insider but who was not authorized to speak on the record,” according to the news outlet.
In September, Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization.
The lawsuit alleges that Trump, along with his three eldest children Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump, and the Trump Organization “engaged in numerous acts of fraud and misrepresentation in the preparation of Mr. Trump’s annual statements of financial condition” from 2011 to 2021.
“These acts of fraud and misrepresentation grossly inflated Mr. Trump’s personal net worth as reported in the Statements by billions of dollars and conveyed false and misleading impressions to financial counterparties about how the Statements were prepared,” the lawsuit further claims.
The alleged “fraud and misrepresentation” is facilitated by “inflated appraisals” of Trump Organization properties.
Therefore, the lawsuit asserts the antithesis of what Westchester prosecutors were reportedly investigating: that the Trump Organization artificially inflated property values.
Trump responded to James’ lawsuit last fall quoting from the Times in a Truth Social post, “The New York Times: ‘Her (Peekaboo James) case against him could be difficult to prove. Property valuations are often subjective, and the financial statements include a (very strong) disclaimer.’ Thank you!”
“If there were a trial, his lawyers would most likely emphasize that Deutsche Bank and Mr. Trump’s other lenders were hardly victims; all his loans are either current or were paid off, some before they were due,” the Times further noted.
In October, James’ case against Trump is scheduled to go to trial in Manhattan.
In addition, Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed charges against Trump in March, alleging that the Trump Organization falsified business records pertaining to an alleged “hush money” payment made to pornstar Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
The trial is scheduled for March 2024, smack in the middle of the Republican primary season for the presidency.
Trump was arraigned on a 37-count indictment related to the misuse of classified documents on Tuesday in a federal court in Miami.
The case is being launched by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department against the Democrat’s most likely opponent in the 2024 presidential election, according to current polling data.