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- New York prosecutors are expanding their investigation into former President Donald Trump, .
- According to the report, prosecutors are examining loans Trump took out on his flagship properties.
- The investigation is led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is expanding its ongoing investigation into the financial dealings of former President Donald Trump relating to loans taken out on his flagship New York properties,reported Saturday.
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According to the report, which cited sources familiar with the investigation, the new portions of the probe are related to loans to Trump by subsidiaries of New York City-based real estate investment trust Ladder Capital Corp. A $100 million loan on Trump Tower is due next year while other loans are due in the coming years, the report said.
The trust has lent the former president over $280 million for his four Manhattan properties since 2012, the report noted. The properties involved in the probe include Trump Tower, 40 Wall St., Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Plaza, all located in Manhattan. New York prosecutors are also investigating the Trump Organization's Seven Springs property in Westchester County, according to the report.
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It's unclear exactly what the probe relates to, but experts told the Wall Street Journal that it may concern possible discrepancies with loan documents and financial information submitted on other documents, like his tax returns, according to the report.
Subpoenas suggest fresh scrutiny of Trump's Seven Springs estate
An engineer told CBS News he recently received a subpoena and turned over maps of the 200-acre property and other documents he produced for the Trump Organization nearly a decade ago. The subpoena has not been previously reported and there is no indication that Mastromonaco is being investigated for wrongdoing. Mastromonaco said his work included surveying Seven Springs as part of an effort by the Trump Organization to get approval for a subdivision in 2013, and that he doubts his work will prove relevant to the tax fraud investigation. "I think they are just touching every base.
The Manhattan DA's office Saturday declined an Insider request to confirm the WSJ's reporting.
As Insider previously reported, New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.and the finances of the Trump Organization.
Last year, Vance, a Democrat who this year faces a battle for reelection,that confirmed he was able to obtain Trump's tax returns and other financial documents, but Trump appealed the ruling again on different grounds. The Supreme Court has not said whether it plans to hear the former president's second appeal.
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Trump has called Vance's investigation a "witch hunt," while his lawyers called it a "fishing expedition," as the Wall Street Journal noted Saturday. The Trump Organization did not immediately return Insider's request for comment.
Trump and his eponymous organization are under new scrutiny now that he is out of office. A Chicago judge earlier in February ruled that hisfor several years by improperly using water from the Chicago River to cool the building without the proper permit.
Manhattan DA's office has reportedly issued a subpoena to the NYC Tax Commission as part of an investigation into former President Trump's company .
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has reportedly issued a subpoena to the NYC Tax Commission for documents related to the Trump Organization.Manhattan district attorney Cy Vance's office reportedly issued a subpoena to the New York City Tax Commission, which is responsible for reviewing assessed values of properties.