There for a while, namely after the arrest of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, the hype surrounding the investigations and lawsuits against the ex-president’s family business died down in the media. However, just because things are temporarily quiet doesn’t mean nothing is going on anymore.
Just recently, we reported that hundreds of thousands of documents were reportedly found in a basement and tied to the Trump Organization corruption, as one attorney told a judge that they expect more indictments to follow soon. And now, as things start to heat back up, it looks as though one key Trump family member is going to be on the hunt for a new attorney.
According to a new report from Forbes, the lawyer who represented Eric Trump in the state of New York’s civil fraud lawsuit against the Trump family business has officially resigned from the case and will no longer be serving as Eric’s legal counsel.
“Marc Mukasey of Mukasey Frenchman LLP informed a New York state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan that he was withdrawing from the case on Sept. 14,” Forbes reporter Zach Everson writes. “The move comes one day after a judge’s order to seal a stipulation between the parties was filed. Before that agreement, the docket shows no activity in this case since January. It’s not clear if there’s any connection between the agreement and Mukasey’s departure.”
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“Mukasey declined to comment on the record for this story,” the report notes. “He has represented Eric Trump in the case since it was filed in August 2020. Eric and representatives from the Trump Organization have not replied to inquiries.”
Forbes goes on to report that Mukasey has served as legal representation for many other high-profile clients and cases, such as Eddie Gallagher, the accused war criminal who was pardoned by Donald Trump when he was president.
As you’d expect from any Trump family member, Eric has maintained his complete innocence throughout the case, which alleges that the Trump Organization knowingly and intentionally inflated the value of their assets in an effort to acquire more desirable loans.
The Trump Organization, and namely the company’s CFO Allen Weisselberg, also face criminal charges for allegations of non-monetary benefits to their top people, such as apartments, houses, cars, and school tuition, without paying taxes on them.
You can read the full Forbes report here.
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