Donald Trump is due to appear in court in New York on charges of fraudulent business practices. But the former US President is fighting back.
New York – Ex-President Donald Trump and two of his children are contesting a subpoena in a lawsuit over possible fraudulent business practices.
The ex-president and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr. are taking legal action against having to answer questions under oath in the civil trial in New York, court documents showed on Monday. This step was expected. Lawyers argue the subpoena violates the Trumps’ rights as the New York City Attorney’s Office is simultaneously investigating Trump’s corporate empire.
Accusation: fraudulent business practices
A judge in New York ruled in mid-February that the 75-year-old Republican and his two children must face an interrogation within 21 days. Lawyers for the Trump family had tried to prevent this, arguing that Attorney General Letitia James, who is a member of the Democratic Party, was biased towards the former White House chief.
Trump’s corporate empire is the subject of investigations into a civil complaint filed by Attorney General James and a criminal investigation by the New York City Attorney’s Office. This accuses the group of fraudulent business practices. The goal of these practices was to get a “variety of economic benefits,” such as insurance coverage or tax deductions, James explained. The Trump Organization denies that. dpa
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