New York (Associated Press)-The Manhattan prosecutor has notified Donald Trump’s company that it may soon face criminal charges due to a long-term investigation into the former president’s business transactions.
The New York Times quoted a source familiar with the matter as saying, According to the report, the charges The Trump Organization may file a lawsuit as early as next week, involving the company’s additional benefits to executives, such as the use of apartments, cars, and school tuition.
Trump Organization lawyer Ron Fischetti confirmed to NBC News that the company’s lawyers had a virtual meeting with prosecutors on Thursday to discuss the case.
“It looks like they are going to bring charges against the company, which is totally outrageous,” he said, adding that the meeting was held on Zoom and lasted about 9 minutes.
“The company office will not plead guilty, and we will immediately take a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the company,” he said.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to comment.
Fischetti did not immediately respond to news from the Associated Press.
So far, this long-term investigation has not raised any allegations. Prosecutors have been carefully reviewing Trump’s tax records, subpoenaing documents and interviewing witnesses, including Trump insiders and company executives.
Law enforcement officials familiar with the matter said that the investigation has reached a critical juncture. A grand jury was recently appointed to weigh the evidence. New York Attorney General Letia James stated that she will assign two lawyers to cooperate with Vance in a criminal investigation, while she continues to conduct a civil investigation of Trump.