New York Attorney General Letitia James subpoenas Ivanka Trump, Don Jr., in ongoing tax probe

Last month, the New York AG filed a subpoena to compel the former president to testify to her office

Published: January 3, 2022 1:12pm

Updated: January 3, 2022 1:41pm

New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued subpoenas for Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. as part of her ongoing civil tax fraud investigation into the Trump Organization.

Last month, James' office filed a subpoena that sought testimony from former President Donald Trump. Now, according to court filings initially reported on by the New York Times, James' office is also seeking testimony and documents from the former president's children "in connection with an investigation into the valuation of properties owned or controlled by Donald J. Trump or the Trump Organization."

The A.G.'s office has been considering filing a civil suit against the Trump Organization and has been actively assisting a criminal investigation run by the Manhattan district attorney's office into an alleged tax fraud scheme at the company.

Last year, Allen Weisselberg, the company's chief financial officer, in addition to the company itself, were charged by the D.A.'s office for tax fraud. Both have since pleaded not guilty. 

According to the filing, the Trumps are challenging the subpoenas. 

Attorneys with James' office deposed then-President Trump's son, Eric Trump, in late 2020. Neither the former president, nor his children, have been accused of any criminal wrongdoing. 

"They have been investigating this for three years. We are not concerned about it because he has done nothing wrong," said Ronald Fischetti last month, an attorney representing Trump in the matter.

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