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After a Manhattan grand jury handed down an indictment Thursday night, former President Donald Trump is now facing 30 fraud counts. CNN reports that Trump is expected to appear in court Tuesday. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been leading the investigation and grand jury proceedings that are reportedly looking at Trump’s role in a hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election.
As seen in the Just Security Litigation Tracker, the Manhattan DA has been investigating Trump’s finances since 2019, when three House committees had initially subpoenaed Trump’s banks and accounting office. In early 2023, Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg was already sentenced to five months in prison for tax fraud and grand larceny, while the organization was ordered to pay $1.6 million for tax crimes in New York courts.
While all eyes are now on the New York charges, they make up only one case on a long list of criminal investigations and civil suits that could spell out more trouble down the line for Trump, who is running for president once more in 2024. These include the Department of Justice’s investigation into the handling of classified government documents – after many were found at Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago – and the D.C. District Attorney’s investigation into whether Trump is guilty of incitement in connection with the 2021 Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Two more district attorney’s offices, in Georgia and New York state, are also carrying out investigations against Trump. As far as civil suits go, Trump is currently being sued by columnist E. Jean Carroll, who is accusing him of rape, as well as his niece Mary Trump, 12 D.C. police officers, 11 Democratic Congresspeople and his former attorney Michael Cohen. One more organization, the New York attorney general and a group of plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit are also currently suing Trump.
This chart shows ongoing investigations and lawsuits against Donald Trump, his organizations and affiliates (as of January 2023).
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