Ex-president of the United States Donald Trump and his eldest children are scheduled to testify in New York’s civil probe into alleged fraud at their family business from July 15, a court document revealed on Wednesday.
New York state attorney general Letitia James and her team of investigators are expected to conclude the questioning “by the following week,” the filing said.
According to the document, Trump and his children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have until June 13 to appeal to New York state’s highest court for a stay. Reports say the trio have been fighting in court to evade having to provide evidence under oath in James’s tax evasion probe, which they insist is politically motivated.
In his ruling in February, New York state judge Artur Engoron mandated that the trio testify, and rejected a plea by the Trumps to dismiss the subpoenas issued by James. She suspects the Trump Organization fraudulently overstated the value of real estate properties when applying for bank loans, and understated them with the tax authorities in order to pay less. But the Trumps denied all allegations.
James’s probe is one of the numerous legal battles in which Trump is caught up, threatening to complicate any prospect of running for the White House in 2024.