Trump’s real estate appraiser turns over thousands of documents to NY AG in civil investigation

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Hilton Anatole on August 6, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974 and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists and world leaders to discuss current events and future political agendas.

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A commercial real estate company held in contempt of court for failing to turn over records on its appraisals of several Trump Organization properties to the New York attorney general has turned over nearly 36,000 documents, according to court filings.

New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron found Cushman & Wakefield in contempt last month for failing to produce documents in the civil investigation by State Attorney General Letitia James, on the Trump Organization’s business practices and had ordered the company to pay a fine of $10,000 a day until it complied.

In a letter to the judge on Friday evening, James’ office said it had now “received Cushman’s production, which amounts to approximately 35,867 documents since the entry of this court’s contempt order.” . The letter said the attorney general’s office joined Cushman in asking the judge to “dissolve the contempt order and hold any contempt served, without any fines due or owing.”

Spokespersons for Cushman and James did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

James’ office plans to bring a civil suit against former President Donald Trump and his company for their business practices, and said in court documents that it had “uncovered substantial evidence establishing numerous misrepresentations in the statements.” Mr. Trump’s financial statements provided to banks, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service.”