Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial

The chief financial officer of the former president’s business is expected to admit to 15 felonies on Thursday and to take the stand at the company’s trial.

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Judge Denies Trump Executive’s Request to Dismiss Manhattan Tax Case

Allen H. Weisselberg, who was indicted last summer, and the Trump Organization are scheduled to stand trial in October.

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Trump Faces Questions About His Net Worth in Interview He Tried to Avoid

Former President Donald J. Trump has embraced the verbal sparring of legal depositions in the past, but now faces significant risk.

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At a LIV Golf Event, Thin Crowds and a Tense Start

The controversy over the new golf series, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, isn’t going away. But on the course, fans enjoyed the easygoing camaraderie among the players.

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At Ivana Trump’s Funeral, a Gold-Hued Coffin and the Secret Service

“People adored Ivana.”

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Judge Holds Cushman & Wakefield in Contempt in New York Trump Inquiry

The firm, Cushman & Wakefield, appraised the value of several of the former president’s properties that are at the center of a civil investigation by the attorney general’s office.

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Trump Set to Be Questioned Under Oath by New York A.G. Next Month

The questioning of Mr. Trump and two of his adult children as part of the attorney general’s civil investigation will begin July 15 unless New York’s highest court decides to intercede in the case.

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Michael Sussmann Is Acquitted in Case Brought by Trump-Era Prosecutor

The Democratic-linked lawyer was accused of lying about his clients to the F.B.I. when he passed on a tip about possible connections between Donald J. Trump and Russia.

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New York A.G. Can Question Trump Under Oath, Appeals Court Rules

The judges unanimously rejected the former president’s appeal of an earlier ruling that ordered him and two of his adult children to testify in a civil investigation into his family business.

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Trump Completes Sale of Washington Hotel to Investor Group

The favored gathering place of Trump supporters — and a magnet for conflict of interest questions — will become a Waldorf Astoria.

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Judge Lifts Contempt Order Against Trump in Civil Inquiry

The former president must pay a $110,000 fine that accumulated during the two-week contempt and meet other conditions or the order will be reinstated, a judge said.

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Trump Settles Suit Over Payments to Hotel for 2017 Inauguration

The lawsuit brought by the attorney general in Washington, D.C., claimed that the Trump hotel accepted excessive payments from the inaugural committee.

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Likelihood of Trump Indictment in Manhattan Fades as Grand Jury Wraps Up

The Manhattan district attorney is continuing to investigate Mr. Trump, but knowledgeable people say charges are unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future, if ever.

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Judge Holds Trump in Contempt Over Documents in New York A.G.’s Inquiry

Former President Donald J. Trump was ordered to turn over materials sought by Letitia James, the New York attorney general, and will be fined $10,000 per day until he does so.

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Trump Hotel Sale in Washington Will End an Era

The $375 million sale of a Washington hotel that served as an influence and access bazaar for lawmakers, administration officials and other Trump allies is slated to be finalized this month.

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Trump Organization Can Keep Operating Bronx Golf Course, Judge Rules

New York City lost a court battle over its attempt to cancel the Trump Organization’s contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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New Witnesses Interviewed in Trump Investigation, Manhattan D.A. Says

Alvin Bragg, in his first public comments about the inquiry into the former president, insisted his office was continuing to pursue the matter but provided few additional details.

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N.Y. Attorney General Seeks to Hold Trump in Contempt

The attorney general, Letitia James, has been conducting a civil investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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More Evidence Bolsters Durham’s Case Against Democratic-Linked Lawyer

Separately, defense lawyers asked a judge to block the Trump-era special counsel from making the Steele dossier a focus of next month’s trial.

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Trump Is Guilty of ‘Numerous’ Felonies, Prosecutor Who Resigned Says

Mark F. Pomerantz, who had investigated the former president, left after the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, halted an effort to seek an indictment.

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How the Manhattan DA’s Investigation Into Donald Trump Unraveled

The criminal investigation into the former president crashed amid a disagreement about the merits of bringing a case. The debate pitted a new district attorney against two veteran prosecutors who had pursued a case against Mr. Trump for years.

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Trump Hotel C.E.O. Leaves a Shrinking Brand

Eric Danziger was the only outsider to lead the Trump hotel group. His departure, for family reasons, comes as the Trumps pursue a future beyond hotels.

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Where the Investigations Into Donald Trump Stand

One of the highest profile investigations into the former president appeared to stall on Wednesday, but several other inquiries are in progress around the country.

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Prosecutors Leading Trump Fraud Investigation in NY Resign

The prosecutors had abruptly stopped presenting evidence to a grand jury in the high-stakes criminal investigation into the former president’s business practices.

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Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg Seek Dismissal of Fraud Charges

In court papers, the former president’s family business and Allen Weisselberg, its longtime chief financial officer, called the case against them politically motivated.

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N.Y. Attorney General Can Question Trump and 2 Children, Judge Rules

Former President Donald J. Trump and two of his children had sought to block Letitia James, the attorney general, from interviewing them under oath.

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Trump Makes New Claims About His Wealth After Accountants Drop Him

The former president has spent decades inventing facts and figures to suit his needs. Now, dropped by his accountants, he is making new claims.

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Trump’s Long-Time Accounting Firm Cuts Ties Over Financial Statements

The statements are at the center of two investigations into whether the former president and his company exaggerated the value of their assets.

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Selling Trump: A Profitable Post-Presidency Like No Other

Much as he did while in the White House, Donald Trump has thoroughly blurred the lines between his political ambitions and his business interests, with a wide-ranging set of moneymaking ventures.

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Hyperbole or Fraud? The Question at the Heart of Trump Investigation.

The New York attorney general has cited more than a dozen instances in which she said Donald J. Trump inflated the value of his assets, including his Trump Tower penthouse.

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N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, released new details of her investigation into whether the company misrepresented the value of its assets, but her office did not file a lawsuit.

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Letitia James Seeks to Question Trump Children in Fraud Inquiry

The attorney general, Letitia James, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of a civil investigation.

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With Trump Investigation Unresolved, Cyrus Vance’s Legacy Is Incomplete

Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s third and final term as Manhattan district attorney is ending, but his investigation into former President Donald J. Trump goes on.

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Trump Fraud Inquiry Won’t Be Resolved When Vance’s Term Ends Next Week

After leading a three-year investigation into the former president, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., will hand it to his successor.

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Trump Fraud Inquiry’s Focus: Did He Mislead His Own Accountants?

The investigation, by the Manhattan district attorney, is zeroing in on financial records the former president and his company sent to lenders.

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New York A.G. to Subpoena Trump to Testify in Fraud Investigation

The move by the attorney general, Letitia James, comes at a critical moment in a criminal inquiry into the former president, who could try to block the demand.

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Trump Investigation Enters Crucial Phase as Prosecutor’s Term Nears End

New developments suggest the long-running inquiry has returned to an earlier focus: the valuations the former president and his family business applied to properties as it sought loans.

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Trump to Sell Marquee Washington Hotel for at Least $375 Million

The pending deal to sell the Trump International Hotel, often the subject of controversy during his presidency, comes after years of financial losses at the property.

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Trump Server’s Connections to Alfa Bank Produces Fresh Conflict

A recent indictment suggested that researchers who found strange internet links between a Russian bank and the Trump Organization did not really believe their own work. They are pushing back.

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Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg Will Go on Trial Next Summer, Judge Says

A Manhattan judge set a trial schedule for Allen Weisselberg and the Trump Organization on Monday that could coincide with the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections.

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Trump-Era Special Counsel Secures Indictment of Lawyer

The defendant, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

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Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at Firm With Democratic Ties

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

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N.Y. Prosecutors Weigh Charges Against Another Trump Executive

Matthew Calamari, the chief operating officer at the Trump Organization, is under scrutiny. His son testified before a grand jury Thursday.

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Ken Kurson, Who Was Pardoned by Trump, Faces Charges in New York

Ken Kurson, the former editor of The New York Observer, has been charged with two felonies. Prosecutors said he installed spyware on his former wife’s computer in order to surveil her.

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Scottish Group Seeks Source of Trump’s Funds for Golf Courses

The Trump Company invested hundreds of millions in the properties during a time when the former president was reporting heavy losses on his income tax returns.

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Allen Weisselberg Removed From Trump Subsidiaries

The removal of Allen Weisselberg from dozens of subsidiaries could signal a looming shake-up in former President Donald Trump’s family business.

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In Case Against Trump’s Company, Echoes of His Father’s Tactics on Taxes

The first criminal prosecution involving the former president’s business hearkens back to Fred Trump’s $16,135 purchase of boilers in the 1990s.

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Bragg Set to Be Manhattan’s Next D.A., and a Potential Trump Scourge

With his main rival, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, conceding, Alvin Bragg is poised to lead the investigation into Donald J. Trump’s family business.

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Trump Was Not Indicted. But the Charges Still Threaten Him.

The criminal case against the former president’s business could deliver a blow to his finances, and he remains the focus of a broader investigation in New York.

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Trump Organization Indictment: What We Know

Charges against the former president’s company and a top executive, explained.

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