NY Attorney General Seeks Trump Deposition In Trump Organization Fraud Inquiry

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New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking testimony from Donald Trump as part of an ongoing fraud inquiry involving the former president's namesake real estate business the Trump Organization, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Trump's deposition, requested for early next month, would mark a new escalation of a civil investigation into financial fraud involving his company.

The civil investigation, focusing on whether the company claimed false property valuations in its dealings with lenders and taxing authorities, has been running parallel to a criminal inquiry involving both James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.

James' request for testimony was first reported by the Washington Post.

Trump did not immediately comment.

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