New York, Jan 15 (EFE) .- The Manhattan Prosecutor’s Office has expanded its investigations into the Trump Organization and its financial activities to include a family property in Westchester County, New York state, local media reported this Friday.
According to the CNBC channel, specialized in economic news, a lawyer from Bedford, a town that belongs to Westchester County, affirms that the Manhattan prosecutor, Cyrus Vance, served before Christmas a summons to the authorities of that city to have access to documents related to a Trump Organization-owned mansion called Seven Springs.
For its part, the Wall Street Journal points out that part of the information requested by the Manhattan prosecutor’s office has to do with the appraisal of Seven Springs, which, according to the newspaper, Donald Trump bought in 1995 for 7.5 million dollars and that in 2012 he declared it was worth nearly $ 300 million when trying to turn it into a luxury residential neighborhood.
Bedford’s lawyer, Joel Sachs, said that the towns of New Castle and North Castle have also received subpoenas from the Manhattan District Attorney, since the property, of more than 86 hectares, also extends through those two municipalities.
The appraisal of Seven Springs by Donald Trump’s company has also been the subject of a fraud investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office, Letitia James, which wants to establish whether the Trump Organization inflated the value of the property in their annual accounts for the purpose of obtaining loans, as well as obtaining tax benefits.
The expansion of the Trump Organization investigation, which began about a year ago, particularly affects Trump’s second son, Eric Trump, executive vice president of the company and who was also directly involved in the Seven Springs negotiations.
During the statements between the 2019 US Congress of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, the lawyer assured that in his annual statements the president inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loans and insurance coverage.