“The art of stealing”: a case was brought against Trump

“The art of stealing”: a case was brought against Trump

Donald Trump   «The Art of Stealing»: Trump is prosecuted

New York Attorney General accuses former US President Donald Trump of fraud

A US Court of Appeals has restored DOJ access to classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump's home in Florida after a federal judge banned the DOJ from viewing the files last week.

During an August FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago villa, 11,000 documents were seized, including about 100 marked “secret”. The government is also investigating possible obstruction of the investigation. An independent ad hoc expert was appointed to review all of these materials. The appeals court decision gives the green light to a criminal investigation into Trump over possession of documents relating to national security matters. Meanwhile, in New York

Trump and his adult children have been accused of fraud – the Attorney General's office has counted more than two hundred cases of fraud in 10 years.
This is the culmination of a three-year investigation by the New York Attorney General's office of the former president's assets USA: Donald Trump, his three adult children and two company executives are accused of multiple acts of fraud – more than 200 cases in 10 years.
“Donald Trump exaggerated his net worth by billions of dollars to get unfairly rich and defraud the system, thereby defrauding us all,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said at a press conference.

Trump overstated the value of his assets to obtain loans on favorable terms for himself, and underestimated it to pay less taxes, the attorney general said. Prosecutors estimate that the systematic falsification of the Trump Organization's financial statements from 2011 to 2021 added over $250 million in illegal money to the Trump Organization's accounts.
Along with a financial fine, the 280-page lawsuit includes other serious sanctions, including a five-year ban to make any real estate transactions or receive loans in New York, as well as a ban on Trump and his children from holding responsible positions in any New York companies.

“Because no one, no one can be above the law” Letitia James reminds me.
The lawsuit is civil in nature, but the attorney general made it clear that, in her opinion, Trump and his accomplices violated state and federal laws. She has forwarded her findings to federal prosecutors and to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where, regardless of the case, a criminal tax investigation against the Trump Organization is also ongoing. Previously, it led to an out-of-court plea deal for former CFO Allen Weisselberg.
“Yes, there will be a lot of controversy. There will be many lawsuits. It will be a struggle with varying success, it all happens all the time, says Bennett Gershman, professor of law at Pace University. “But you know, there will be an end to strife, pre-trial skirmishes and all that. In the end, the judge will say, “Okay, next week you choose the jury, and we will begin the trial itself.”

The Trump legal team denies all charges, and at various stages tried to fight the New York in the courts because of subpoenas, because of testimony, and generally trying to interfere with the investigation.
“As we all know, Trump Sr. is very litigious, and this strategy has worked for him in many situations,” said Brooklyn Law School law professor David Rice. “Not least because it really allows him to go all out on a lot of issues, and he has been very effective at postponing the final results of his legal battles for years.”

In August, Trump gave a six-hour sworn testimony in the Attorney General's office, during which he invoked the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution almost 450 times in order not to testify against himself. /> “To claim that you have money that you do not have is not “the art of making deals”, it is the art of stealing. And there can't be different rules for different people in this country or in this state. And former presidents are no different,” says Letitia James. “The Art of Stealing” – with this phrase, the Attorney General beat the title of the book by Donald Trump himself – “The Art of Making Deals.”

In response, numerous Trumps involved in the case accused James of a political witch hunt through various messages on social networks. And the ex-president himself printed: according to him, Letitia James is catastrophically unable to cope with crime in New York. Out of his old habit, Trump even came up with an offensive nickname for the prosecutor: “Peekaboo”, which should roughly be translated into Russian as “Ku-ku”.