The New York state attorney general filed a sweeping lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, three of his adult children and the Trump Organization, alleging they were involved in an expansive fraud lasting over a decade that the former President used to enrich himself.
The more than 200-page lawsuit alleges the fraud touches all aspects of the Trump business.
According to the suit, The Trump Organization deceived lenders, insurers, and tax authorities by inflating the value of properties with misleading appraisals.
New York’s Attorney General alleges Trump lied over 200 times over the course of 10 years about the values of his assets.
Also named in the lawsuit are his children, Donald Trump jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump, among others.
The state is seeking 250-million dollars and to permanently bar trump and his children from serving as the director of a business registered in New York state.
It also aims to cancel The Trump Organization’s corporate certificate, which, if granted by a judge, could force the company to stop operating in New York.
Trump has previously denied any wrongdoing. He has called the investigation a partisan “witch hunt.”