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Ivanka Trump Is Given A Deadline By New York Judge After Being Accused Of Running Away From New York Fraud Lawsuit
By Marissa Matozzo,
21 days ago
New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding that Ivanka Trump provide more information related to her involvement in the Trump Organization’s tax fraud lawsuit , which James is suing Donald Trump and his three eldest children (including sons Donald Jr. and Eric) for $250 million over.
A judge has given Ivanka a deadline to cooperate or face legal consequences. With her father being accused of either inflating or undervaluing assets for financial gain, Ivanka is now in the spotlight and being scrutinized for her role in the fraud scandal .
Letitia James Investigates Ivanka Trump’s Involvement in Tax Fraud Lawsuit Against Trump Organization
Last month, as Newsweek reports , James’ office wrote to New York Judge Arthur Engoron and asked him to intervene. She stressed that the defendants in the Trump Organization still had not given her the necessary information and required documents as part of the discovery process in a “timely and transparent fashion.”
The attorney general’s office also told the judge that along with the “more significant issues” in the Trump family’s inadequate response to the discovery process was an explanation in the “unexplained drop-off” in emails for Ivanka between 2014 and 2017.
James’ office pointed out that during the first nine months of 2014, the former first daughter’s volume of emails was an average of 1,218 emails per month. This figure, as Newsweek notes, “fell to 299 emails in October 2014, with an average of 242 emails through December 2015.” In 2016, she “averaged just 37 emails per month.”
Judge Engoron Sets A Deadline For Outstanding Documents
In the April 25th letter to Judge Engoron, James' office wrote: "Not only have defendants failed to offer any substantive response to this inquiry, but there have been no documents produced by Ms. Trump."
Engoron set Donald, Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump a deadline of May 12, 2023 to "hand over all outstanding requested documents and communications" as part of the discovery process, the outlet reports.
Additionally, Engoron set a further May 15th deadline to "submit a compliance affidavit to confirm under oath that they have complied with their legal obligations to hand over the requested information."
In court filings earlier this year, Ivanka's attorneys wrote that James' fraud suit "does not contain a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed, or certified any of her father's financial statements," They added that "other individuals were responsible for those tasks."
The filings, as the publication notes, "appear to suggest that it was her father and brothers" who were the ones who allegedly signed off on the fraudulent financial statements.
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