The New York State Attorney General’s office has widened its probe into the Trump Organization to include an examination of potential criminal wrongdoing, according to the office’s spokesman.
Previously, the office was investigating former President Donald Trump’s namesake company in a solely civil matter, with New York Attorney General Letitia James focusing on whether the company improperly valued its assets for loan and tax purposes.
However, now the state’s investigation has entered “a criminal capacity,” spokesman Fabien Levy confirmed to NPR late Tuesday.
“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” Levy said in a statement. “We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.”