14 August 2022,   05:35
New York AG subpoenas Ivanka Trump, Don Jr. in fraud inquiry into family business

New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued subpoenas to Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., as part of an ongoing fraud inquiry examining the operations of former President Donald Trump’s namesake real estate business, writes USA TODAY.

The action was disclosed in court documents filed Monday in connection with the civil investigation focusing on whether the Trump Organization claimed false property valuations in its dealings with lenders and taxing authorities.

The move comes as the attorney general also is seeking the testimony of the former president.

Late Monday, lawyers for the Trump family sought to quash the subpoenas, casting the requests for testimony as driven by politics.

“The history of the attorney general"s long-standing targeting and threatened prosecution of former President Trump and his business dealings has, at this point, been well chronicled”, - the court document stated.