The Trump Organization is being investigated in a “criminal capacity” by the New York state attorney general’s office, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as prosecutors advance their probe into former president Donald Trump’s business dealings.
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New York Attorney General Investigating Trump Organization in ‘Criminal Capacity’
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” a spokesman for Attorney General Letitia James’ office said.
“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA,” spokesman Fabien Levy said.
The organization is the holding company of hundreds of Trump entities, ranging from hotels to golf courses.
Mr. Trump, who left the White House in January, denies wrongdoing and has previously described the investigation into his finances by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, as “a continuation of the greatest political witch hunt in the history of our country.”