New York state’s attorney general has subpoenaed two of former US President Donald Trump’s adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, as part of her office’s civil fraud inquiry into Trump’s businesses.
According to the New York Times, on Monday, January 3, citing a court document, the subpoenas were served by Attorney General Letitia James’ office on Dec. 1, along with one issued to Trump himself.
James’ office is seeking to question the Trumps as it probes whether the Trump Organization manipulated the valuations of its real estate properties.
Her probe is related to, but separate from, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s criminal investigation of the Trump Organization’s business practices, including whether it overstated the value of some real estate assets to obtain loans and tax benefits.
Trump has sued James in an effort to block her civil fraud investigation into his company and has accused James, a Democrat, of partisan politics and trying to hurt him.
Another Trump son, Eric Trump, was questioned by the attorney general’s office in October 2020, according to the Times report.