A real-estate brokerage long used by
James is investigating Trump’s use of potentially misleading asset valuations for financial gain. The attorney general has zeroed in on Cushman’s appraisals of three Trump properties: the Seven Springs Estate in Westchester County,
A judge last month ordered the firm to comply with the attorney general’s demands at the same hearing at which Trump was held in
Cushman, which severed ties with Trump last year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said in a statement that it has already handed over all records related to the Trump properties, and that the new subpoena goes too far.
“The Attorney General has now ordered us to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents related to our work with nearly 1,000 clients that have no connection whatsoever to the Trump Organization,” according to the statement.
James’s office didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Cushman also claims in its filings that the attorney general’s lawyers breached a written confidentiality agreement by disclosing to the judge various documents that the company had handed over to investigators for limited review.
The case is New York v. Trump Organization, 451685/2020; appeal over depositions is 2022-00814; Supreme Court of the State of New York (Manhattan).
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