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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Trump’s court cases in New York cast a shadow over his candidacy

Former US President Donald Trump (2017–2021) This week he announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential electionBut various civil cases opened by the tycoon in a New York court may affect his political career.

These open positions do not prevent him from being the next Republican nominee if he wins his party’s primary, as the US Constitution, which establishes the requirements for the presidency, says nothing about impeachment or punishment.

Likewise, the fact that he is now a candidate for the White House once again It also doesn’t give him any immunity, not even from civil cases he has in New York. Nor in criminal charges in other parts of the country.

Trump faces possible criminal charges from the US Department of Justice for classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home and his role in storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021, as well as efforts by Atlanta’s district attorney facing. Interference with the results of the 2020 Georgia election.

The New York Prosecutor’s Office Can Hurt Your Finances

On the civil side, Trump’s obstacles include a civil lawsuit filed by New York’s attorney general, Democrat Letitia James, who accused him and his three children of fraudulently manipulating the value of the assets of the family business during the years.

James could damage the Trump family’s finances, as he demands $250 million and none of the four can return to New York to do business.

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Trump has repeatedly said that what James is doing is a “witch hunt” on behalf of the Republican Party.

Carroll sues Trump again

The former president could go to trial next year in a new defamation lawsuit filed by journalist and author E. Jean Carroll, who claims Trump raped her in a store dressing room in 1995.

He first made these allegations in 2019 in his book and in an article in New York Magazine; Trump, then President, defended himself by saying that Carroll was “not his type” and claimed to have boosted sales of his book.,

Carroll then first sued Trump for defamation, arguing that his statements had damaged her reputation.

However, both the then-president and the Justice Department objected, claiming that he made the comments in his official capacity as president, which meant for legal reasons that Carroll’s lawsuit would have to be dismissed.

But Trump is no longer president and this week, Carroll’s lawyer said in a court filing that his client would file a new defamation suit against TrumpThis time on the basis of statements the Republican made last month in a publication on his social network, Truth Social, in which he once again accused Carroll of lying and denied rape.

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In addition, Carroll’s new lawsuit would also include an assault claim against Mogul under a new state law that gives adult victims of sexual assault a unique window to file civil lawsuits, even though the statute of limitations ran years ago. has ended

Carroll’s attorney, Roberta A. Kaplan noted in court documents that The new suit will be filed on November 24, the day the rule comes into force,

The journalist never reported the alleged rape to police, but said she told two friends what had happened and that the dress she was wearing that day was tested for DNA.

Carroll’s legal team requested a sample of Trump’s DNA to compare with analysis of Carroll’s dress.L, but it is not clear from court documents whether he has already obtained a sample.

The Case Against the Trump Organization

Trump’s family business, the Trump Organization, went on criminal trial in New York on October 31, accused of involvement in tax evasion.

Alan Wesselberg, the company’s chief financial officer for decades, He is the only person accused in the case.

This week, Wesselberg – who pleaded guilty – testified from Wednesday to Friday, defending that he acted alone and without the knowledge of the company or the Trump family.

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