(RepublicanNews.org) – Manhattan’s Democratic District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, launched an investigation into Donald Trump’s finances and those of the Trump organization in 2018. In late May 2021, Vance convened a grand jury to meet three days a week for six months to decide whether or not to indict Trump, executives working for the Trump Organization or the business itself.
On June 25, media outlets began reporting that Vance’s office informed Trump Organization lawyers it was considering filing an indictment against the organization. By Monday, June 28, Trump lawyer Ronald Fischetti confirmed he met with members of Vance’s team last week to discuss those pending charges. According to him, prosecutors told him that “when this indictment comes down, [Trump] won’t be charged.” Fischetti told POLITICO that he expected prosecutors would file the charges by the end of next week, if not sooner.
BREAKING: Trump Org expects to face criminal charges next week but will not be against former President Donald Trump, prosecutors told the company’s lawyers at the onset of their meeting yesterday, an attorney for the company told me. Charges exp against 1 or 2 employees MORE TK
— Marta Dhanis (@MartaDhanis) June 25, 2021
Fischetti said the indictment involves the Trump organization’s failure to pay taxes on unreported corporate benefits and perks. Fischetti compared the upcoming indictment to Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing.” As he explained, the case against the Trump organization “is so small [he] can’t believe” he has to defend the Trump Organization.
The grand jury remains impaneled through November, so the DA’s office could file additional charges later this year, possibly. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available on this breaking story.
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