Judge orders Trump Organization response to NY attorney general subpoenas

Judge orders Trump Organization response to NY attorney general subpoenas
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A New York judge ordered the Trump Organization to submit a report to the New York Attorney General Letitia James's office next week in response to longstanding subpoenas, according to a court order unsealed Friday.

"The Trump Organization, by September 30, 2021, shall provide a report, in reasonable detail, of actions taken to preserve, collect, and produce hard-copy and electronic documents responsive to the OAG subpoenas," Judge Arthur Engoron ordered on Sept. 2.

The order added that if the attorney general's office is not satisfied that the organization had met its subpoena obligations by Oct. 15, or Dec. 31 at the latest, the Trump organization will have to retain a third-party "eDiscovery" firm at its own expense to search the company's files and collect information responsive to the subpoenas.

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"For more than a year now, the Trump Organization has failed to adequately respond to our subpoenas, hiding behind procedural delays and excuses," James said. "Once again, the court has ordered that the Trump Organization must turn over the information and documents we are seeking, otherwise face an independent third party that will ensure that takes place. Our work will continue undeterred because no one is above the law."

James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. are investigating the business practices of former President Donald Trump's company.

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The Trump Organization, Trump Payroll, and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty in July to a 15-year tax fraud scheme. Weisselberg, 74, is accused of avoiding taxes on about $1.7 million of his income.

Trump himself was not implicated in what prosecutors called a “sweeping and audacious” effort to avoid taxes on certain forms of compensation for top executives.

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