A lawsuit has been filed against Donald Trump and his three children. The Trump Family has been accused of fraud after an investigation into their family company – the Trump Organization in New York. According to a BBC report, Donald Trump has been accused of misrepresenting the value of real estate in order to obtain loans and pay less taxes. Prosecutors say the Trump Organization committed multiple acts of fraud between 2011 and 2021. However, Trump has called this lawsuit a ‘witch hunt’.
Two Trump Organization officials, Alan Weiselberg and Jeffrey McConkey, were named as defendants, along with the former president and his eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.
The lawsuit has been brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, the state’s senior-most attorney, after a three-year civil investigation. James said in a statement that with the help of his children and senior officials at the Trump Organization, Donald Trump unfairly amplified billions of dollars in wealth to unfairly enrich himself and betray the system. He says Donald Trump is Trump’s own apartment in Trump Tower, which was valued at $327m (£288m). It was among the properties whose values were allegedly misrepresented.
Here, on Twitter, Donald Trump Jr. has called it a trick of political opponents. In August, Donald Trump refused to answer questions related to this civil investigation in an interview.