A judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump Organization to turn over documents to New York state investigators as part of a probe into the company's business practices.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, revealed in August that she had been probing whether the Trump Organization had “improperly” manipulated the value of its assets on annual financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain tax benefits. The investigation had remained confidential for months.
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
James previously said that she was investigating several Trump Organization properties including the Seven Spring Estate, 40 Wall Street, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, and Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. Apart from Eric Trump, she is also attempting to seek testimony from a land-use attorney who had worked with the Trump Organization in connection to the Seven Springs Estate.
The state attorney general provided some details about the investigation saying that one particular focus, for example, is whether the Trump Organization and its agents had manipulated the value of the Seven Springs Estate.
A spokesperson for the Trump Organization at the time denied the allegations to The Epoch Times in an emailed statement, saying that the company “has done nothing wrong," adding that it "tried to cooperate in good faith with the investigation at every turn."