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For weeks now, there has been rampant speculation as to just how much trouble Donald Trump himself might be in back in Manhattan.
That’s because the local district attorney has been pursuing a rather weighty case against the Trump Organization, with a number of potential financial crimes currently being probed.
For his part, Donald Trump has completely denied that any wrongdoing had occurred, and referred to the ongoing investigation as a “witch hunt”.
Now, the Manhattan DA is admitting that he has no plans to charge Trump any time soon.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has indicated he does not currently plan to charge the Trump Organization with crimes related to allegations of “hush money” payments and real estate value manipulations, according to a personal lawyer for Donald Trump.
Ronald Fischetti, a New York attorney who represents the former president, said on Monday that in a meeting last week, he asked Vance’s team for details on charges they were considering.
According to Fischetti, members of Vance’s team said they were considering bringing charges against the Trump Organization and its individual employees related to alleged failures to pay taxes on corporate benefits and perks. It has been widely reported that those perks included cars and apartments and appear to only involve a small number of executives.
Fischetti was soon a bit shocked.
“We asked, ‘Is there anything else?’” Fischetti told POLITICO. “They said, ‘No.’”
“It’s crazy that that’s all they had,” he added.
It appears that, for now, Trump has escaped yet another witch hunt without so much as a scratch.
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