Trump and his company have cases in 3 New York courts this week

Trump and his company have cases in 3 New York courts this week

  • Trump’s lawyers will defend him and his business empire in 3 New York courts this week.
  • Testimony has begun in the Manhattan DA’s tax fraud case against the Trump Organization.
  • State AG’s fraud suit is in court Thursday; Jury selection begins in a case in the Bronx.

Donald Trump’s lawyers will be in a New York state of mind this week, when they will argue on behalf of the former president and his company before state judges in three courthouses within the city limits.

Only one of the three cases could ultimately do severe damage to Trump – New York Attorney General Letitia James” $250 Million Fraud Prosecutionwho is seeking to drive him, his three eldest children, and his company, the Trump Organization, out of New York state.

That lawsuit is before a civil judge in Manhattan for a court hearing Thursday, when Trump’s lawyers will fight the attorney general’s latest moves in the matter.

James wants state Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron to quickly appoint an independent monitor to look into the company’s finances. She also wants the judge to stop Trump from transferring the assets something called “Trump Organization II”, a new entity Trump registered in New York on the same day in September that his lawsuit was filed.

But other cases in the courthouses of the city of New York this week could cause significant damage to the reputation and several million dollars in penalties if their juries reach verdicts of guilt.

There’s the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial just down the road, which will begin its second week on Monday with opening statements from the company’s lawyers and Manhattan prosecutors.

Trump’s company makes almost $2 million in potential penalties if found guilty in an alleged conspiracy to evade the payroll tax.

Prosecutors allege that for 15 years, the executives received a significant amount of their pay off the books, in perks like Trump-branded rent-free apartments that were never claimed as income to the IRS or to state and municipal tax authorities.

The Manhattan judge in that case, State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, will preside as a jury of four women and eight men hear prosecution testimony from at least three company executives involved in the alleged scheme.

They will hear too an aggressive defense who seems ready to insist that these leaders acted without the knowledge of anyone named Trump.

Then there’s Trump’s third case, a 2015 civil case that begins jury selection in state court in the Bronx on Monday.

The former president is accused in the lawsuit of accusing his security staff of protesters of Mexican heritage to attack them as they held a peaceful demonstration “Make America Racist Again” outside Trump Tower just months after Trump has announced his presidential race calling immigrants from Violators in Mexico and drug traffickers.

That jury will eventually look at a pair dueling video depositions, to be examined in a Bronx courtroom after being kept under wraps by his tape.

One of Trump’s will show him swearing under oath almost a year ago that he didn’t even know about the protest until the next day.

A more recent video deposition by Michael Cohen will show Trump’s attorney-turned-nemesis swearing under oath that the opposite is true — that the then-presidential candidate was the one who ordered his security to “get rid of them” , i.e. the protesters. and its signs.

Trump’s lawyers have repeatedly insisted on his innocence, and Trump himself has not been asked – nor is he expected – to attend court in any of the three New York-based cases.

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