Former US President Donald Trump and his eldest sons are expected to testify in the New York civilian investigation of alleged fraud at their family business from July 15, according to a court document shown Wednesday.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James and her team of investigators will have to conclude their interrogation “within the next week,” the filing said.
Trump, Donald Jr, and Ivanka Trump have until June 13 to appeal to the New York State Supreme Court for the suspension, according to the document filed by a lower court.
The trio fought in court to avoid having him which they claim is politically motivated.
New York state judge Arthur Engoron ruled in February that the trio must testify, rejecting a Trump request to quash the subpoenas issued by Ms. James.
Suspect the Trump organization when applying for bank loans, while underestimating them with the taxman to pay less taxes.
The Trumps have denied any wrongdoing.
Donald Trump (left) his son Donald Trump Jr (center) and his daughter Ivanka Trump. sources: AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
Last month, the former president paid a $ 110,000 ($ A153,000) fine for refusing to provide accounting and tax records as part of the civil investigation.
If Ms. James, a Democrat, finds evidence of financial misconduct, she can sue the Trump Organization for damages, but she can’t file a criminal complaint.
His investigation is one of several legal battles Trump is embroiled in, threatening to complicate any offer for another White House run in 2024.
Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a joint announcement with Mayor Eric Adams. Credit: Lev Radin / Sipa USA
The Trump Organization is also under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney for possible financial crime and insurance fraud.
Last July, the Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty in a New York court on 15 counts of fraud and tax evasion.
Mr. Weisselberg’s trial is expected to begin this year.
Mr. Trump, 75, has so far kept Americans guessing whether he intends to seek the Republican nomination again.