Donald Trump, who wants to be re-elected president of the United States, has been accused since Wednesday by New York justice of having overvalued his assets by “billions of dollars” each year from 2011 to 2021, as part of a complaint to the civil for frauds of 2022.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed hundreds of pages of accusatory documents with the local Supreme Court to support the civil suit she filed in September 2022 claiming against Mr. Trump , his children and their group Trump Organization $250 million in damages for tax and financial fraud.
Mme James, an elected judge from the Democratic Party, accuses the Republican billionaire and his children of having “deliberately” manipulated – up and down – the valuations of the group’s assets – golf clubs, luxury hotels and others properties – to obtain better loans from banks or to reduce their taxes.
A civil trial is scheduled to be held in New York beginning October 2, following a preliminary hearing in state Supreme Court on September 22.
In the court documents disclosed by the services of Mme James, the prosecution estimates that Mr. Trump overstated his financial situation each year between 2011 and 2021 – including when he was in the White House from 2017 to 2021 – “between 17% and 39%, or between 812 million dollars and $2.2 billion” every year.
“Since at least 2011, the defendants and others working for them at the Trump Organization have falsely inflated the value of their recorded assets on Donald J. Trump’s annual financial statement by billions of dollars,” prosecutors write. yorkers.
“Faced with this irrefutable evidence, the court does not need a trial to determine that the defendants have considerably inflated the value of their assets,” believe the services of Mme James in a court document.
Last January, the Trump Organization had already been sentenced in New York – but criminally – to a maximum fine of $1.6 million for financial and tax fraud.
The civil trial this fall promises, if it holds, to be more spectacular, before all the trials in 2024 awaiting Donald Trump, who hopes to return to the White House on January 20, 2025.
In the case of M’s complaintme James, Mr. Trump has often denounced a “ridiculous” case led by a “racist” African-American magistrate.