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Suspected tax evasion: Public prosecutor's office is investigating Trump's golf club


There are investigations against Donald Trump for tax offenses - now the public prosecutor's office is apparently targeting his golf club: According to media reports, his company is said to have deliberately deceived the authorities.

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Donald Trump playing golf (archive image): »Witch hunt«


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The public prosecutor's office has been investigating the Trump Organization for dubious tax avoidance for years.

Most recently, she filed charges against long-time CFO Allen Weisselberg.

Now the Trump National Golf Club is apparently suspected of having evaded taxes.

This is reported by the New York Times, citing "people who are familiar with the matter."

According to this, a prosecutor in a suburb of New York City is currently investigating whether the company has deliberately deceived authorities and submitted incorrect estimates in order to save taxes.

The public prosecutor's office requested documents from the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester as well as from the responsible authorities in the city of Ossining.

The Trump Organization rejected the allegations in a statement according to the AP news agency and spoke of "witch hunts".

The investigation is politically motivated.

The company had already negotiated a compromise with the city in June, which was approved by a district judge.

When asked by the AP, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office did not confirm the investigation and only said: "We have no comment on this."

The Trump Organization has been fighting with the city of Ossining for lower tax assessments for their golf course in Westchester for years. The company said the golf club was worth about $ 1.4 million for tax purposes, while the city estimated the value at $ 15 million. In June, a New York judge ruled a compromise: The golf club's value for 2021 was reduced to $ 9.5 million.

Trump's company is facing increasing allegations of financial misconduct.

In July, Manhattan prosecutors brought charges against the company and its longtime chief financial officer for allegedly failing to pay taxes on employee perks such as cars and homes.

Both the company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have pleaded not guilty.

ime / AP / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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