Trump Forced to Hand over Millions of Pages of Tax Records in Investigation

Trump Forced to Hand over Millions of Pages of Tax Records in Investigation

- Former president Donald Trump has been forced to hand over almost 10 years worth of tax records in a New York investigation

- Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr was granted access to millions of pages of Trump's tax records after a Supreme Court ruling

- The case dates back to 2018 when Vance opened a case against Trump for alleged tax fraud

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Almost 10 years of Donald Trump's tax records have been handed over to the Manhattan district attorney's office after the Supreme Court allowed them as evidence in a wide-ranging forensic accounting investigation.

The tax history consists of millions of pages of information, terabytes of data, which details the former US president's tax history.

According to CNN, the time span of the records falls between January 2011 until August 2019. Lawyers will now have to comb over the huge amount of paperwork in search of information relative to the trial.

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Trump Forced to Hand over Millions of Pages of Tax Records in Investigation
Donald Trump's legal woes continue to mount as he no longer enjoys the legal protection he had while he was president. Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP
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Trump has been under investigation since 2018 since Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr opened a case against Trump for alleged tax fraud.

This is one of several legal challenges Trump has been forced to deal with since leaving office, other issues include an investigation into whether the Trump Organisation had manipulated the prices of their properties to avoid taxes.

In addition, two women are pursuing legal challenges against Trump, alleging that they were sexually assaulted, according to The Associated Press.

Before Trump left office, he did not pardon himself, although he could have.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson has filed a federal lawsuit against former US president Donald Trump.

He has accused the president of inciting the deadly riot which resulted in right-wing extremists storming the U.S Capitol in an attempt to stop the US election result from being certified.

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This is the first in what is expected to be a series of legal challenges for Donald Trump stemming from the violence on 6 January 2021.

In other news, the United States Senate has found former president Donald Trump not guilty on charges of inciting an insurrection at Capitol Hill on January 6.

Trump's rowdy supporters invaded the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, in a bid to quell President Joe Biden's certification process.

According to a report by CNN, the Senate acquitted Trump in his second impeachment trial, with 57 senators voting for his conviction while 43 voted for his acquittal in the charges related to the violence.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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