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Trump Fights to Retain Control of Company With New Suit

He's seeking to block watchdog review of Trump Organization's financial dealings

(Newser) - Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing New York Attorney General Letitia James of breaking the law while waging a "war of intimidation and harassment" against him. James, who's up for reelection, sued Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization for $250 million in September , alleging...

Trump Forms New Company, Bringing Action From New York

James raises possibility Trump Organization II was started to avoid punishment from fraud suit

(Newser) - Donald Trump's business operation was hit with a new accusation Thursday when New York's attorney general told a court that the former president might be trying to dodge any punishment resulting from her fraud lawsuit—partly by starting a new company. Letitia James' office wrote in the filing...

Voters, Not Lawsuits, Will Determine Trump's Future
Trump Lawsuit Likely to
Follow Familiar Pattern

Trump Lawsuit Likely to Follow Familiar Pattern

New York AG is 'targeting Trump’s old occupation, not his new one'

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is suing Donald Trump , along with three of his children and the Trump Organization—but the former president's future is likely to be determined by voters, not lawsuits, Philip Bump writes at the Washington Post . He notes that the Letitia James suit, which alleges...

NY Attorney General Sues Trump, His Kids, His Company

Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit is culmination of 3-year civil investigation

(Newser) - New York's attorney general sued former President Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit , filed in state court in New York, is the culmination of the Democrat'...

As Bannon Surrenders, Charges Revealed

Former White House strategist charged with money laundering, conspiracy in New York

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has turned himself in to authorities in New York, who accuse him of stealing more than $1 million from donations meant to fund a border wall on the US-Mexico border. The allegations mirror federal charges Bannon faced before he was pardoned by President Trump. Two other men charged...

A Former President Is Being Deposed Today

Former president complains he's 'being attacked from all sides' ahead of NY deposition

(Newser) - Former President Trump will sit for a deposition —one he has fought for months—on Wednesday as part of the final stage of the New York investigation into the Trump Organization's business practices. For the past three years, New York attorney general Letitia James' lawyers have been investigating...

Firm That Appraised Trump Properties Held in Contempt

Cushman & Wakefield to incur $10K fine every day it doesn't comply with subpoenas

(Newser) - Donald Trump is no longer in contempt of a New York court, but now a real estate firm with a connection to him is. The New York Times reports Cushman & Wakefield—which numbers among the world's biggest real estate firms—was on Tuesday held in contempt of court...

After 3 Years, Trump Will Face the Music in NY Court

Former president, 2 children will give depositions starting July 15

(Newser) - Former President Trump, his namesake son, and his daughter Ivanka have agreed to answer questions under oath next month in the civil investigation by state Attorney General Letitia James into his business practices—unless their lawyers persuade the state's highest court to step in. A Manhattan judge signed off...

Judge Orders Trump to Sit for Deposition

Former president can appeal or plead the 5th as part of New York state investigation

(Newser) - Former President Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state’s civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court upheld Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling enforcing subpoenas for...

Judge Halts Trump's $10K-a-Day Fines

But former president needs to cough up $110K

(Newser) - A judge in New York has halted the $10,000-per-day fines Donald Trump has been racking up since he was held in contempt of court last month—but New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron's conditions for lifting the contempt order include payment of $110,000 in accrued fines....

Court Won't Pause Trump's $10K-a-Day Fines

Ex-POTUS is appealing, but fines will keep accruing for now

(Newser) - A New York appellate court judge on Tuesday rejected former President Trump’s bid to halt his $10,000-a-day fines , keeping his meter running for now as he fights a lower-court decision penalizing him for failing to turn over documents in a state civil investigation. Judge Tanya Kennedy, of the...

New York AG Wants Trump Held in Contempt

Attorney General Letitia James says he should be fined $10K a day for failure to turn over records

(Newser) - New York's attorney general is calling for former President Trump to be fined $10,000 a day until he hands over requested documents. Letitia James asked a state court Thursday to hold Trump in contempt, accusing him of failure to comply with a court order to submit documents related...

No One's Sure Why Andrew Cuomo Just Put Out This Ad

Promo, which suggests sexual harassment case was politically motivated, spurs speculation

(Newser) - Andrew Cuomo wasn't forced to resign from the New York governor's office because of a credible sexual harassment case but rather "political attacks," according to a new ad campaign. Per the New York Times , Cuomo's campaign is spending $369,000 to air a 30-second TV...

Cuomo Claims He's Been 'Vindicated'

He won't rule out another run for office

(Newser) - Just six months after he announced his resignation amid a sexual harassment scandal, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims he's been "vindicated"—and he isn't ruling out another run for office. "I never resigned because I said I did something wrong. I said, I’...

New York AG: Investigators Found Evidence of Fraud by Trump Organization

Letitia James says authorities haven't yet decided whether to pursue legal action

(Newser) - The New York attorney general’s office late Tuesday told a court its investigators had uncovered evidence that Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits, the AP reports. The court filing said state authorities haven’t yet decided whether to...

Cuomo Avoids Charges for Touching Trooper
Groping Charges
Dropped Against
Andrew Cuomo

Groping Charges Dropped Against Andrew Cuomo

Prosecutor calls woman's accusation credible but says he doesn't have enough evidence

(Newser) - Update: Another legal win for Andrew Cuomo in regard to sexual harassment allegations. The former New York governor will not face a criminal charge that he fondled an aide while in office, reports the AP . Albany County District Attorney David Soares said Tuesday that he was dropping the case because...

NY AG Subpoenas Trump, Ivanka, Don. Jr
Trump Family Asks Judge 
to Quash Subpoenas

Trump Family Asks Judge to Quash Subpoenas

A decision is not expected for at least a month

(Newser) - Update: Lawyers for Donald Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., asked a judge on Monday night to quash the subpoenas issued to the three Trumps last month. Allowing them to testify in the civil probe would set a "dangerous precedent," their court filing argues,...

Trump May Have to Testify in New York Investigation
Just Sued
New York's
Attorney General

Trump Just Sued New York's Attorney General

He says Letitia James' investigation of him is politically biased

(Newser) - Update: Donald Trump is suing the attorney general of New York over her investigation of his business empire, reports the New York Times . The former president says the inquiry by Letitia James violates his constitutional rights because it's politically motivated. "Her mission is guided solely by political animus...

Ethics Panel Says Cuomo Can't Keep Book Proceeds

Investigators say he broke promise not to have staffers work on 'American Crisis'

(Newser) - Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received a hefty sum for his book on the pandemic—and a state ethics panel has now ordered him to turn it over. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics voted 12-1 to order Cuomo to hand over the proceeds from American Crisis: Leadership Lessons ...

Woman Who Brought Down Cuomo Going for His Old Job
New York's Letitia James
Ends Run for Governor

New York's Letitia James Ends Run for Governor

Instead, woman who brought down Andrew Cuomo hopes to remain state attorney general

(Newser) - Update: Letitia James won't be running for governor after all. New York's attorney general said Thursday she plans to run for re-election to her current job instead, reports the AP . James, a Democrat, had been expected to be a strong challenger against Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Andrew...

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