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Recent Lawsuits and Inquiries Facing Former President Trump and His Enterprises

It is difficult to keep up with the extremely full legal docket that Donald Trump has.

At least three major investigations into wrongdoing related to the election, the insurrection, and his finances are being conducted against the former president.

These investigations are being conducted in Fulton County, Georgia; Washington, District of Columbia; and New York City.

An indictment against Trump’s business in Manhattan for an alleged plot to avoid paying payroll taxes has not been dropped. On top of everything else, Trump is engaged in or planning to bring a variety of significant legal actions.

Using this guide to the ever-changing Trump docket, you may stay current on the most recent developments in both the criminal and civil cases involving President Trump.

Who Are the Parties? The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation against The Trump Organization.

Concerning What: It is alleged that the real estate and golf resort firm that Trump runs gave its executives expensive perks and bonuses that were never disclosed as revenue to the relevant taxing authorities.

Co-defendant Allen Weisselberg, formerly the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has entered a guilty plea in connection with the payroll tax-evasion conspiracy that spanned 15 years.

Weisselberg reached a plea bargain on August 18, 2022, and as part of the agreement, he stipulated that he would serve 5 months in jail and pay back $2 million in overdue taxes and fines.

Weisselberg would go on to disclose to the jury a strategy he had devised to avoid paying taxes in which executives of the corporation, including himself, received some of their income in the form of off-the-books rewards such as free residences, automobiles, and tuition reimbursement.

If the Trump Organization is found guilty of conspiring in the conspiracy by concealing the money from federal, state, and city tax papers and by failing to withhold and pay taxes on the remuneration, then the Trump Organization might be subject to significant financial penalties.

The parties involved: Fani Willis, the District Attorney for Fulton County, Trump, and his Republican associates all face criminal charges.

The concerns at hand are that Willis is looking into whether or not Trump and his cronies attempted to meddle in the presidential election that will take place in Georgia in 2020.

Her investigation has grown to include looking into an alleged plot to send a bogus slate of electors to the state Capitol in Georgia to sway the results of the election there.

She has informed Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani that he is being looked into as a potential target in the inquiry. On August 17, under a court order, Giuliani testified for a total of six hours.

The investigation being conducted by the Justice Department investigating attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

The parties involved: The role that President Trump and his associates played in the drive to alter the results of the 2020 election is coming under increased scrutiny from federal investigators.

The problems: As a result of a series of congressional hearings that linked the former president to the violence that occurred on January 6, 2021, and to efforts to impede the peaceful handoff of power, the Justice Department is under pressure to bring criminal charges against the former president.

The House committee looking into the attack on the Capitol on January 6 described President Trump’s actions as criminal during a series of eight hearings, and they pointed to a court decision from April in which a federal judge said it was likely that the former president committed crimes in his effort to maintain power.

In that decision, Judge David Carter referred to Trump’s plan as a “coup in quest of a legal theory.” [citation needed]

The prosecutors have already questioned witnesses about Trump’s involvement in the effort to reverse his loss in the 2020 election, and they are likely to issue more subpoenas and search warrants in the weeks ahead. They have also asked witnesses about Trump’s involvement in the effort to reverse his loss.

Jeffrey Clark, a former officer at the Justice Department who supported Trump’s unfounded allegations of election fraud, had his residence investigated by federal investigators in June.

On the same day, federal officials took possession of the phone used by attorney John Eastman, who had been advising President Trump on how to challenge the results of the 2020 election.

Late in July, a senior prosecutor working on the investigation being conducted by the Justice Department, named Thomas Windom, disclosed the fact that investigators had acquired a search warrant for Eastman’s phone.

On August 16, Rep. Liz Cheney, the most senior Republican on the panel, was defeated in the primary race for reelection.

The parties involved: On August 8, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation went to the Mar-a-Lago resort that President Trump owns in South Florida as part of an investigation into the suspected improper handling of government materials, including secret documents.

The president of the United States and his legal team have accused the prosecutor of improper conduct and have criticised the search as being politically motivated.


The problems are: At the beginning of 2022, President Trump sent the National Archives with 15 boxes of documents, some of which were classified and others of which were labelled “top secret.”

However, federal investigators who were looking at how the previous president handled his records apparently became concerned that President Trump or those close to him still maintained some critical documents.

During the raid on Mar-a-Lago, the FBI was able to seize approximately a dozen boxes’ worth of additional documents.

This search immediately demonstrated how Trump’s handling of records from his administration continues to be a source of potential legal trouble.

Investigating the Trump Organization on behalf of the New York Attorney General

The parties involved: Since 2016, the Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, has been conducting an investigation against Donald Trump, his family, and the Trump Organization.

The issues: According to James, she has discovered a decade-long pattern of financial wrongdoing at Trump’s multibillion-dollar hotel and golf resort empire. The wrongdoing allegedly occurred at Trump properties.

She claims that Trump lied about the value of his properties on annual financial statements and other official documents that were used to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in bank loans and tax breaks.

She says that Trump lied about the value of his properties on at least one occasion. Trump has referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt” that is driven politically.

The acrimonious and extensive investigation, which has involved more than 5 million pages of papers, appears to be close to filing several hundred-page complaints, the goal of which could be to completely put the Trump Organization out of business.

Lawsuits filed against Trump Protesters carrying signs supporting former President Donald Trump demonstrate inside the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, District of Columbia.

On January 6, there were lawsuits filed for “incitement.”

Parties: Democrats in the House, together with two officers from the Capitol Police Department, accused Trump of encouraging the violent crowd on January 6.

The Issues: Trump’s attorneys have contended that the president’s position affords him immunity that shields him from civil liability in connection with his address on January 6 at the Ellipse, in which he exhorted supporters to “fight like hell.” The address took place on the Ellipse.

A federal judge ruled that Trump’s speech on January 6 was “similar to telling an aroused mob that corn-dealers starving the poor in front of the home of the corn-dealer.” As a result, the judge denied Trump’s request to dismiss the civil complaints and ruled against Trump.

According to Judge Amit Mehta, Donald Trump later showed a tacit agreement with the mob minutes after rioters breached the Capitol building when he sent a tweet admonishing then-Vice President Mike Pence for lacking the “courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country.” Mehta said this was evidence that Trump had a tacit agreement with the mob.

Who Are the Parties? Efrain Galicia, the lead plaintiff, together with four other demonstrators of Mexican descent have filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his security guards, and his 2016 campaign in the state of New York.

The issues at hand are as follows: they claim that in 2015, Donald Trump ordered his security guards to break up their lawful and peaceful protest outside of Trump Tower.

During Trump’s speech announcing his first campaign for president, during which he accused Mexican immigrants of being “rapists” and drug dealers, the plaintiffs had been protesting with parody “Make America Racist Again” campaign signs. They did this to voice their disapproval of Trump’s statements.

Michael Cohen, a former associate of Trump who has since turned against him, stated in a deposition that Trump personally ordered security to “get rid of” the demonstrators; yet, Trump stated in his own deposition that he was unaware that a protest was taking place until the next day.

His security guards have testified in depositions that their actions were justified since the demonstrators were being aggressive.

Who Are the Parties? In June 2019, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll filed a defamation lawsuit against President Trump in a federal court in Manhattan.

The Issues: Carroll’s lawsuit alleges that Trump defamed her after she publicly accused him of raping her in a dressing room at Bergdorf-Goodman in Manhattan in the mid-1990s. The incident occurred around that time.

In response to Carroll’s accusation, Trump stated that it was false and that she was “not my type,” implying that he did not find her attractive. Despite the existence of a photo that contradicts his claim, Trump likewise denied ever having met Carroll.

Carroll has stated that she wants to compare Trump’s DNA with DNA found on clothing she wore during the alleged rape that was left by an unidentified person. Carroll has stated that she would never reach a settlement in this matter, and the trial is scheduled to begin on February 6, 2023.

Who Are the Parties? In 2018, the lead plaintiff Catherine McKoy and three other individuals filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan against President Trump, his business, and his three eldest children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump.

The Allegations: During his time on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump is said to have promoted a fraudulent multi-level marketing system.

According to the allegations made in the lawsuit, Trump was able to make $8.8 million from the plan, while the plaintiffs themselves lost thousands of dollars. The people supporting Trump have alleged that the lawsuit is an attempt to gain political advantage.

The ‘imprisonment’ lawsuit involving Michael Cohen The Parties: a former Trump fixer turned critic In 2021, Michael Cohen filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan against Donald Trump, former Attorney General Bill Barr, and over a dozen other federal prison officials and employees. The lawsuit was filed in federal court.

The Issues: The former personal attorney for the President is suing for $20 million in damages related to the time he spent in prison for financial crimes and lying to Congress about Trump’s dealings in Congress. He claims that he was forced to lie to Congress about Trump’s business dealings in Congress.

Cohen claims in his lawsuit that he was moved to home confinement for three months in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, but that he was then vindictively thrown into solitary confinement when he refused to stop speaking to the press and writing a tell-all book about his former boss.

Cohen says this happened because Cohen refused to stop speaking to the press and writing a tell-all book about his former boss. A judge ordered him released after 16 days.

Who Are the Parties? In the year 2020, Eddy Grant, the writer and singer responsible for the disco-reggae mega-hit “Electric Avenue” from the 1980s, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump and his campaign in a federal court in Manhattan.

The Issues: Grant is looking for compensation of $300,000 for the infringement of his copyright. In his lawsuit, he claims that President Trump used improper use of a popular song from 1983 while campaigning for the 2020 election.

Approximately forty seconds of the song could be heard playing in the background of the animation Donald Trump uploaded to his Twitter account to criticise Joe Biden. After receiving thirteen million views, the animation was eventually removed from the website one month later.

Trump has responded to the allegations by arguing that the cartoon was satirical in nature and so does not violate any copyright laws. In addition to this, he has stated that the campaign is responsible for nothing more than reposting the animation and has no idea where it originated.

Who Are the Parties? In the year 2020, the former president’s niece filed a lawsuit against him and his siblings in the state Supreme Court in the city of Manhattan.

The Issues: Mary Trump claims that she was defrauded out of at least $10 million in a court settlement reached in 2001 regarding the estate of her late father, Fred Trump, Sr. Mary Trump claims that she was cheated out of the settlement in 2001.

Mary Trump claims that she was defrauded by her uncle Donald, her aunt Maryanne Trump Barry, and the estate of the late Robert Trump, but she didn’t find out about it until she helped with an article that won the Pulitzer Prize and was published in the New York Times. The lawsuit names the estate of Robert Trump as a defendant.

The Pulitzer Committee lauded the article for “revealing a business empire rife with tax dodges,” which was the result of the 18-month research conducted by The Times. It has been argued by attorneys representing the Trumps that it is far too late for Mary Trump to sue over a settlement that was reached in 2001 and in which she had willingly participated.

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The defendants are attempting to have the massive lawsuit dismissed because the statute of limitations has passed. In response to this, Trump’s side argues that the “conspiracy” wasn’t fully disclosed until the 2019 report on the FBI’s investigation into the Crossfire Hurricane.

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