In addition to a damning case being laid out by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack incited by the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice and a criminal investigation in Georgia looking into Trump’s attempts to bully his way into a second term, the civil probe into Trump’s businesses in New York continue.
Commercial real estate firm that appraised several Trump Organization properties is being held in contempt by a state judge over its failure to hand over documents in a civil probe led by the New York AG. https://t.co/2VqLSDeQwE
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 6, 2022
In New York, a judge ruled that a commercial real estate firm who appraised the properties owned by Trump, properties whose value has been reported inconsistently on Trump’s legal filings, was held in contempt after failing to turn over documents to Attorney General Letitia James. The civil probe has been ongoing for some time, with a criminal probe stalled in Manhattan.
According to NBC News:
‘Beginning Thursday, Cushman & Wakefield will be fined $10,000 a day until it produces documents that are already more than a week overdue to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office, according to a court order filed Tuesday. James’ office subpoenaed the documents as it considers whether to file a civil suit against former President Donald Trump and his company. In a previous filing, James’ office said it has “uncovered substantial evidence establishing numerous misrepresentations in Mr. Trump’s financial statements provided to banks, insurers, and the Internal Revenue Service.”’
Although the real estate company attempted to file for an extension, that request was denied by Judge Arthur Engoron, who said that “as an initial matter, this Court is incredulous as to why Cushman & Wakefield would wait until two days after the Court-ordered deadline had lapsed to initiate the process of asking for yet another extension.”
Twitter had a big response to the news of the contempt change against Cushman & Wakefield. Read some of their comments below: