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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:03 PM

Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

The Manhattan district attorney has enlisted a former federal prosecutor who is an expert on white-collar crime to join the team investigating the Trump family business.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/nyregion/trump-investigation-manhattan.html

As the Manhattan district attorney’s office steps up the criminal investigation of Donald J. Trump, it has reached outside its ranks to enlist a prominent former federal prosecutor to help scrutinize financial dealings at the former president’s company, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.

The former prosecutor, Mark F. Pomerantz, has deep experience investigating and defending white-collar and organized crime cases, bolstering the team under District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. that is examining Mr. Trump and his family business, the Trump Organization.

The investigation by Mr. Vance, a Democrat, is focused on possible tax and bank-related fraud, including whether the Trump Organization misled its lenders or local tax authorities about the value of his properties to obtain loans and tax benefits, the people with knowledge of the matter said, requesting anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. Mr. Trump has maintained he did nothing improper and has long railed against the inquiry, calling it a politically motivated “witch hunt.”

In recent months, Mr. Vance’s office has broadened the long-running investigation to include an array of financial transactions and Trump properties — including Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, various Trump hotels and the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County — as prosecutors await a ruling from the United States Supreme Court that could give them access to Mr. Trump’s tax returns.

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Miles Archer Feb 2021 OP
soothsayer Feb 2021 #1
lagomorph777 Feb 2021 #2
Miles Archer Feb 2021 #4
moonscape Feb 2021 #9
bluestarone Feb 2021 #3
triron Feb 2021 #8
Ohio Joe Feb 2021 #5
cynical_idealist Feb 2021 #6
TheOther95Percent Feb 2021 #7

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:04 PM

1. Here's hoping

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:05 PM

2. Good news. Looks like Vance isn't planning to let Trump skate again.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:16 PM

4. I had my doubts

I haven't been following this all that carefully, but it seemed to me that what we've heard since the inauguration is nothing. I thought they'd given up. Hopefully, this means they haven't.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 07:08 PM

9. Agree. With Vance I have fallen into the

believe-it-when-I-see-it camp. I so want to believe and this helps.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:06 PM

3. It's TIME the SC to get off their ass's

LONG OVERDUE!!!!!! WHY oh WHY do they keep protecting this EVIL BASTARD???

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 07:06 PM

8. Right wing.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:36 PM

5. Good - nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 06:57 PM

6. Warms my heart :}

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Thu Feb 18, 2021, 07:04 PM

7. Wouldn't have brought in the high-powered litigator for no reason.

The prosecution is going to move forward. Trump is reduced to hiring personal injury lawyers. This is going to be a wipe-out.

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