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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:56 PM

Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns

Trump closer to legal jeopardy after court ruling on tax returns


By John Kruzel and Naomi Jagoda - 02/22/21 08:07 PM EST

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to shield former President Trumpís tax returns from a New York grand jury subpoena, a step that could place Trump and his businesses closer to legal jeopardy.

Among the handful of cases that could expose the former president to criminal liability, the probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. (D) into Trumpís financial dealings appears to be the furthest along.

The justicesí move Monday was a shot in the arm for Vanceís long-running effort to obtain eight years of Trumpís personal and business tax returns and other financial records from Trumpís accounting firm, Mazars USA.

The precise scope of the Manhattan district attorneyís probe is not publicly known. But the case arose from Vanceís pursuit of hush money payments to a pair of women who allege they had affairs with Trump, including adult-film star Stormy Daniels. Vanceís office has also strongly suggested that its subpoena figures into an investigation into possible financial crimes by the Trump Organization. Manhattan prosecutors have hinted that Trump could be investigated for tax and insurance fraud.

During his White House tenure, Trump was immune from being criminally indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ). As president, he also succeeded in avoiding final rulings on a number of other legal proceedings, at times using his office to bolster his arguments in court...........................

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:04 PM

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