After a prolonged court docket battle, the Manhattan DA is in possession of Donald Trump’s tax returns and different monetary data as a part of a felony investigation into the previous president and his family-run Trump Group, a spokesman for the workplace confirmed immediately.
The New York prosecutor’s workplace obtained the voluminous data on Monday, the identical day the U.S. Supreme Courtroom rejected Trump’s newest try and preserve his longtime accounting agency, Mazars USA, from turning over the data.
Danny Frost, a spokesman for Manhattan District Lawyer Cyrus Vance, confirmed the workplace’s receipt of the paperwork, which got here some 18 months after a subpoena was issued for them.
The data, which embody eight years of tax returns, might increase the district legal professional*s investigation into the Trump Group.
A spokesman for Mazars USA didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. On Monday, after the Supreme Courtroom ruling, Trump issued a press release calling Vance’s investigation a part of “the best political Witch Hunt within the historical past of our nation.”
Vance’s investigation initially centered on hush cash paid former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen earlier than the 2016 election to adult-film actor and producer Stormy Daniels and former Playboy mannequin Karen McDougal, who’ve mentioned they’d affairs with Trump prior to now.
Vance later instructed the probe had broadened and will concentrate on potential financial institution, tax and insurance coverage fraud, in addition to falsification of enterprise data.