Westchester County DA launches investigation
Le New York Times reported prosecutors recently subpoenaed records from the golf club as part of a probe into whether the Trump Organization had deliberately underestimated the property’s value to reduce taxes.
The Manhattan district attorney is also investigating whether Mr Trump made illegal hush-money payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 élection présidentielle.
En juillet, the Trump Organization and its longtime CFO Allan Weisselberg were charged with executing a “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud scheme over the course of 15 années.
Parmi les 15 felony counts were that Mr Weisselberg was provided with $1.7m in untaxed benefits, such as apartment rent, school tuition, and car payments.
Both the Trump Organisation and Mr Weisselberg have pleaded not guilty to all charges, and a trial is expected to begin in September 2022.
The New YorkTimes reported that Westchester County district attorney Mimi Rocah, a fierce Trump critic, has not filed charges or accused anyone at the Trump family business of criminal wrongdoing.
Situated in Briarcliff Manor, New York, the Trump National Golf Club Westchester has a private 18-hole golf course set over 140 acres.
Mr Trump purchased the property for $7.5 millions en 1996, and reopened the course in 2002 after an estimated $40m redevelopment.
Le mois dernier, the former president’s son Eric Trump was widely mocked for complaining about the barrage of subpoenas his family were receiving.
“Every single day, Marie, we get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena,” he said in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.