A former prosecutor from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office says Donald Trump is guilty of “numerous” felonies.
Mark Pomerantz, who was leading the DA’s Trump probe along with Carey Dunne, abruptly resigned last month. Dunne and Pomerantz planned to charge Trump with falsifying business records, but left the office in February after the new District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, expressed doubts about moving forward with a case against Trump.The New York Times first reported that Pomerantz left a lot of scorched earth behind in his resignation letter dated February 23rd, writing that Trump was in fact “guilty of numerous felony violations” and that it would be a “grave failure of justice” to not hold him accountable for his actions, according to The Times. The DA’s office had previously indicted the Trump Organization and its longtime chief bookkeeper, Allen Weisselberg, on 15 felony counts. Trump has not yet been charged with a crime.
Mark Pomerantz was protesting the failure to prosecute Trump for his state crimes. Even more egregious would be a failure to prosecute Trump for his grave federal crimes — crimes against the nation and against all of us. Over to you, Mr. Attorney General. https://t.co/OeqzhrhJqK
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 24, 2022
The first round of charges from the inquiry brought against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg focused on alleged tax-evasion schemes. But the investigation later shifted to focus on artificially inflated or deflated the value of assets for loan and tax purposes made by both the Organization and Trump himself. Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, cut ties with him earlier in February after determining, based on revelations from a separate civil investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, that ten years of his financial statements “should no longer be relied upon.”
Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, the Manhattan prosecutors leading an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s business dealings for signs of fraud, abruptly resigned Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/5pNvND0ZrS
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“In my view, the public interest warrants the criminal prosecution of Mr. Trump, and such a prosecution should be brought without any further delay,” Pomerantz writes to Bragg.