Court Orders Requested Financial Records to Be Handed Over to Attorney General James, Eric Trump to Be Interviewed by October 7 Despite Objections

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 18:26

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today won a major victory in an ongoing investigation into financial dealings of the Trump Organization. Last month, Attorney General James filed a motion to compel the Trump Organization to provide the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) with documents and testimony from multiple witnesses — including Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump, who was intimately involved in one or more transactions under review — regarding several, specific Trump Organization properties and transactions. After hearing arguments earlier today, the Honorable Arthur Engoron of the New York County State Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General James will be given access to documents withheld by the Trump Organization, including requested financial records related to the Seven Springs Estate in Westchester County, New York. Justice Engoron also ruled that Eric Trump can no longer delay being interviewed by the OAG and cannot delay testimony for six or more months, as he attempted to do, citing his desire to campaign for his father’s reelection campaign. The court found that the upcoming presidential election has no bearing on the timetable of the investigation at hand — as the Trump Organization falsely argued — and ruled that Eric Trump will have to appear for an interview under oath with the OAG no later than October 7. 

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