Published: Thu, September 19, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Manhattan District Attorney Issues Subpoena for Trump’s Tax Returns

Manhattan District Attorney Issues Subpoena for Trump’s Tax Returns

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance subpoenaed accounting firm Mazars USA for financial documents related to President Trump and his business, the New York Times reported Monday.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to Trump's accounting firm seeking the last eight years of state and federal tax returns for Trump and his company, the Trump Organization.

The subpoena marks a new escalation in the large-scale effort to obtain the President's tax returns, a battle that has largely played out in courts as the Trump administration has continued to stand its ground against efforts to secure any of Trump's financial information.

Mazars USA stated in an announcement to the newspaper that it "will admire the good route of and fully follow its good obligations".

Since he took office, there has been a campaign to force Trump to provide details of his tax returns, with Democrats suggesting he may be trying to hide details of his actual financial worth, the source of his wealth and possible conflicts of interest involving his business partners.

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As part of its investigation, prosecutors from Vance's office visited Cohen in prison in Otisville, New York, to seek assistance with their investigation, according to people briefed on the meeting, which was first reported by CNN.

A federal judge also temporarily blocked NY state from turning over Trump's state tax returns to USA lawmakers as District Judge Carl Nichols weighed a jurisdiction issue on the lawsuit last month.

Vance, a Democrat, has declined comment. The president has fought back by challenging the subpoena in federal court, effectively tying up the release of the documents.

The Trump Organization also reimbursed Cohen for money he paid to Daniels. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has defied a congressional subpoena for the returns and Trump has sued to block a state law that permits officials to disclose his state returns if Congress asks for them. Cohen pleaded responsible to breaking federal advertising and marketing campaign finance rules.

Vance is investigating whether the Trump Organization may have falsely claimed the reimbursements were legal expenses, the Times reports. In 2012, his office declined to charge two of Trump's children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., in an investigation into whether they misled buyers interested in the Trump SoHo hotel-condominium project, a decision that resulted in criticism of Vance.

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