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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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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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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Bragg’s Policy Shift Causes Furor, Though Few Cases Would Be Affected

Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, said he would not prosecute some instances of resisting arrest, prompting a dispute about the nature of policing.

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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 Sues Letitia James in Bid to Stop Inquiry Into His Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, is seeking to question the former president under oath next month as part of a long-running investigation.

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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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Man Exonerated in Malcolm X Murder Files Lawsuit Against New York State

Muhammad A. Aziz filed the claim on Tuesday, along with a notice seeking a settlement with the city, for the toll that being “unjustly branded as a convicted murderer” for 55 years took on his life.

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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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Michael Steinhardt, Billionaire, Surrenders $70 Million in Stolen Relics

The hedge fund pioneer is barred for life from buying more antiquities. He turned over 180 stolen objects that had decorated his homes and office.

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Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users to Open in New York City

The Manhattan facilities will provide clean needles, administer medication to reverse overdoses and provide users with options for addiction treatment.

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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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Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet’ for Men Cleared in Malcolm X’s Murder

An emotional crowd burst into applause in a packed Manhattan courtroom Thursday after the judge threw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam.

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2 Men Convicted in Assassination of Malcolm X Will Be Exonerated

The 1966 convictions of the two men are expected to be thrown out after a lengthy investigation, validating long-held doubts about who killed the civil rights leader.

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Looking for a Stolen Idol? Visit the Museum of the Manhattan D.A.

Investigators have seized so many looted artifacts — more than 3,000 — that storing and caring for them until they can be returned is now a full-time job.

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Trump Organization, Already Under Indictment, Faces New Criminal Inquiry

The investigation, by the Westchester County district attorney’s office, increases the legal scrutiny of the former president and his family business.

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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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‘Nobody Believed Me’: How Rape Cases Get Dropped

While the Me Too movement led to greater awareness about the prevalence of rape, prosecutors in New York City still struggle to prove sexual assault accusations.

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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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Top Trump Executive Allen Weisselberg Surrenders to Face Charges

The Trump Organization and Mr. Weisselberg have been indicted in connection with a tax investigation and are expected to appear in court later Thursday.

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Weisselberg, ‘Soldier’ for Trump, Faces Charges and Test of His Loyalty

The Trump Organization executive is expected to be charged on Thursday, along with the company, as he comes under increasing pressure to turn on the family.

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Trump Organization Lawyers Meet With Manhattan Prosecutors

An indictment against the business, the Trump Organization, and a top executive, Allen Weisselberg, could come as soon as this week in Manhattan.

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Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer

An investigation into Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s finance chief, appears to be heading into its final stages as prosecutors increase pressure on him.

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Lucy Lang Sought Change at the Manhattan D.A.’s Office. Now She Wants to Lead It.

Lucy Lang has spent most of her career as a criminal-justice reformer. But is she too close to the system to bring about real change?

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2 Leading Manhattan D.A. Candidates Face the Trump Question

Alvin Bragg and Tali Farhadian Weinstein both have had dealings with President Donald J. Trump’s administration that Mr. Trump could try to use against them.

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A Trump Case Awaits. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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A Trump Case Awaits the Next Manhattan DA. Who Is the Best Prosecutor for the Job?

Some candidates for Manhattan’s district attorney are agents of change who want to cut the police budget. Others are very comfortable with long-established established power networks.

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Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

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Top Trump Executive Under Criminal Investigation Over Taxes

Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether taxes were paid on perks that the Trump Organization gave to Allen Weisselberg, its chief financial officer.

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Trump’s ‘Fringe Benefits’ for Employees Are Under Scrutiny

The investigation into the former president has led prosecutors to subpoena records from a New York City private school.

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Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Prostitution, Part of Nationwide Shift

The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to prostitution.

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Former In-Law of Trump Executive Gives Prosecutors Boxes of Documents

The handover of the documents suggests prosecutors are stepping up pressure on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg.

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N.Y. Seeks Trump Insider’s Records, in Apparent Bid to Gain Cooperation

State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed the personal bank records of the Trump Organization’s longtime C.F.O. and are scrutinizing gifts he received from the former president.

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8 Candidates Compete for a Job That May Involve Prosecuting Trump

Who will be the next Manhattan district attorney? The race is dominated by low-profile progressives who could reshape law enforcement in New York City.

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Cyrus Vance Will Not Run Again for Manhattan D.A.

The decision by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney since 2010, sets off a scramble for the office and makes it likely a new prosecutor will inherit an investigation into the former president’s business.

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Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

Manhattan district attorney investigators who are examining possible financial fraud have asked witnesses about Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer at the Trump Organization.

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Manhattan D.A. Now Has Trump’s Tax Returns

After an 18-month court battle, prosecutors in Manhattan investigating possible bank and tax fraud have seized former President Donald J. Trump’s tax records.

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With Trump’s Records, Manhattan D.A. Has His Work Cut Out

Prosecutors face the herculean task of combing through terabytes of data for evidence of possible crimes by the former president’s business.

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Trump Question Looms Over Race for Manhattan District Attorney

The investigation into Donald J. Trump has been the focus of enormous attention, but candidates have mostly avoided talking about the case.

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Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Bid to Conceal Taxes and Financial Records

The former president’s accountants will give New York prosecutors the financial records he has spent years trying to shield.

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Trump Taxes: Here’s What’s Next in the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation

A Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for prosecutors to begin combing through Mr. Trump’s financial records.

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Manhattan D.A. Recruits Top Prosecutor for Trump Inquiry

The Manhattan district attorney has enlisted a former federal prosecutor who is an expert on white-collar crime to join the team investigating the Trump family business.

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney’s prosecution of Paul Manafort was barred by the double jeopardy rule.

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Manhattan D.A. Intensifies Investigation of Trump

Prosecutors have recently interviewed employees of President Trump’s lender and insurance brokerage, in the latest indication that he still faces the potential threat of criminal charges once he leaves office.

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

The latest legal front against the outbound president involves a maneuver that earned him and his siblings millions while lowering their taxes.

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Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump.

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