According to new reporting from The Daily Beast, Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka has raised suspicions and alarm after trying and failing to obtain an exemption for herself with regard to a recent order delivered by a judge to implement a court-appointed monitor to supervise and track her financial activity in connection to the mounting criminal investigation into the Trump Organization and its alleged financial and tax-related crimes — leading to suspicions that the former first daughter may have been planning to wrongfully shift assets around as the Trump family faces law enforcement action in the case.
The Beast reports that Ivanka Trump’s legal team sent multiple letters with the intent of obtaining an exemption from the court-ordered financial monitor for Ivanka, and Ivanka only, amid a New York judge’s order that requires the Trump Organization to hand over a full, complete, and accurate account of the corporate structure within the company to retired federal judge Barbara S. Jones. Justice Arthur F. Engoron shot down the former first daughter’s requests for special treatment in the case.
In an appeal letter written on November 7th, Ivanka’s legal team wrote:
Ms. Trump has had no involvement for more than five years. Ms. Trump has had no role as an officer, director, or employee of the Trump Organization or any of its affiliates since at least January 2017.”
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Ivanka’s attorneys went on to add in the letters, “NY AG never intended to impose an injunction against Ms. Trump,” while attempting to cite the fact that Judge Engoron did not specifically identify Ivanka in the courtroom during the discussion regarding the financial monitor.
According to an inside source familiar with the deliberations who spoke with the Beast, Ivanka served as the single only defendant in the lawsuit lodged by New York Attorney General Letitia James to attempt to negotiate a more favorable deal for themselves.
A New York judge appointed the financial monitor in an attempt to ensure that the ex-president’s family company is no longer filing fake or fraudulent documents with banks, insurance companies, or other financial institutes as well as ensure that the Trump family business does not move business assets under the radar that would deem those assets out of the attorney general’s reach in the investigation. The monitor was not granted the power to observe or monitor day-to-day operations and activities in the company. The Trump Organization is fighting the bombshell order, tooth and nail.
In the course of making the brutal order against the family company, the New York judge pointedly made note of Donald Trump’s decision to create a comically and obviously similar entity, Trump Organization II, in the shell-company safe haven state of Deleware on the exact same day that AG Letitia James filed her explosive $250 million lawsuit against the original Trump Organization.
Despite the fact that Ivanka Trump’s name hasn’t specifically popped up in recent court proceedings, the ex-president’s eldest daughter very much remains an active defendant in James’ massive lawsuit against her father’s family company.
Read the full report from the Daily Beast here.
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