The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has subpoenaed the New York City Tax Commission as part of a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s real estate company, according to a spokesperson for the New York City mayor.
“The New York City Tax Commission has received a subpoena from the Manhattan District Attorney regarding Trump Organization properties,” Laura Feyer, a spokesperson for the New York City Mayor, which also speaks on behalf of the property tax agency’s office, told CNN.
Reuters first reported on the subpoena.
Feyer did not comment further on the matter. The Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office declined to comment. CNN has reached out to the Trump Organization for comment.
Vance’s office is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated any state laws, including insurance fraud or tax fraud. His team of prosecutors are looking into what the Trump Organization told lenders and tax authorities about the value of its assets and the legality of tax deductions, including from conservation easements and consulting fees the company took.
The Trump Organization has maintained that it has complied with all laws. The company’s general counsel, Alan Garten, told the New York Times last year that “everything was done in strict compliance with applicable law and under the advice of counsel and tax experts” and that “all applicable taxes were paid and no party received any undue…