President Donald Trump’s middle son Eric must appear and give testimony by October 7th a Manhattan judge has ruled
This part of a probe New York Attorney General Letitia James focusing on the family business. Judge Arthur Engoron of New York’s Supreme Court 1st judicial district ruling for James and her team on the motion..
In March 2019, James and her team opened an investigation into whether the Trump Organization inflates the value of its assets in an attempt to receive more favorable loans and tax benefits.
For example, the Trump Organization provided financial statements listing Seven Springs, their 212-acre estate that President Trump bought back in 1995, as being worth $291 million in 2012. However, James’ office said a professional evaluation at the time determined that the estate was only worth $56.5 million.
The president’s second scion took charge of the family business once Trump was elected to high office. His current title is Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
Eric Trump had previously postponed these scheduled proceedings once already over the summer. Along with a request to delay any further action until after the coming election.
His attorneys argued the younger Trump will be tied on the campaign trail. In addition to claiming that such an appearance at the time could be weaponized vs. them. A key point of their argument being James’ push for retribution.
During the latest hearing, Engoron identified Trump’s arguments as being “unpersuasive,” while stating that the legal system is not “bound by timelines of the national election.”
Plus District Attorney of Manhattan Cyrus Vance has been battling to access Trump’s personal business documents as well. Vance looking to investigate charges of potential fraud.
The matter mired in a lengthy court clash. VozWire also reported last week that Vance’s office might be closing in on the president.
Pres. Trump and his counsel counter Vance’s claims as they argue the DA wants to make this a fishing expedition.
How much longer will the matter be tied up within our legal system?