Manhattan district attorney expands criminal investigation into Trump Organization finances to include family compound in Westchester County
After President Donald Trump leaves Washington he becomes an available target for the authorities to go on with the investigation into Trump Organization’s finances, including the family’s compound in Westchester County.
The investigation was launched a year ago. According to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the criminal investigation will be extended and the authorities are particularly interested in the 212-acre property called Seven Springs. President’s son Eric Trump is also involved in the case. Trump the junior is executive vice president of the Trump Organization.
Prosecutors sent grand jury subpoenas within the past two months to town officials seeking documents and communications that officials had with the Trump Organization relating to development plans it considered for the sprawling family property.
The Seven Springs property is also part of a civil investigation conducted by the New York attorney general’s office, which has said it is looking into whether the Trump Organization “improperly inflated” the value of the Seven Springs estate.
“Valuations of Seven Springs were used to claim an apparent $21.1 million tax deduction for donating a conservation easement on the property in tax year 2015, and in submissions to financial institutions as a component of Mr. Trump’s net worth,” according to court filings in the New York attorney general’s investigation.