Eric Trump was ordered to speak with New York Attorney General Letitia James regarding investigation into Trump Organization finances in October.
UPDATE: May 19, 2021
The New York Attorney General’s office along with the Manhattan DA’s office have announced the investigation into the Trump organization is no longer for “civil” violations and has become a full on criminal probe into possible financial and tax crimes. We will update you as more information becomes available.
Originally reported October 5,2021
In August, 2020, Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion to compel the Trump Organization to provide the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) with documents and testimony from multiple witnesses, including Eric Trump, who is alleged to be personally involved in some of the financial transactions currently under investigation.
On September 23, 2020, the Honorable Arthur Engoron of the New York County State Supreme Court ordered Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump, to hand over documents withheld by the Trump Organization, which includes financial records related to the Seven Springs Estate in Westchester County, New York.
Justice Engoron also ruled that Eric Trump could no longer delay an interview with the OAG, nor can he delay his testimony for six or more months, as he had originally requested due to his work on his father’s presidential campaign.
Attorney General James opened the investigation into the Trump Organization in 2019 after testimony from Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress that Trump’s annual financial statements inflated the values of his assets to obtain favorable terms for loans and insurance, while simultaneously deflating his earnings and assets for tax purposes. President Trump is currently hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for treatment for a Covid-19 diagnosis. Watch the official press release below.