New York authorities investigating
millions in tax write-offs
from the Trump Organization
Washington (CNN)New York authorities investigating the Trump Organization
have expanded their inquiries to include tax write-offs involving millions of dollars
in consulting fees, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Investigators with the Manhattan district attorney's office, which is conducting a
broad criminal investigation, and the New York attorney general's office,
which has a civil inquiry under way, have subpoenaed the Trump Organization
seeking records relating to the consulting fees.
The subpoenas were in response to a New York Times investigation
into Trump's tax returns that first disclosed that he took $26 million in
write-offs that came from fees he paid to consultants,
including an apparent $747,000 fee that the Times said
matched a payment disclosed by Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump.