The investigation into the business dealings of former President Donald Trump is gaining steam as the Manhattan district attorney’s office has added a prominent federal prosecutor with a history of working on white-collar crime cases to the case.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has added former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz to its team investigating possible tax and bank-related fraud by the Trump Organization, The New York Times reports.
Pomerantz has also “handled major matters and internal investigations involving all aspects of alleged corporate misconduct, including securities and bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, tax offenses and bribery.”
Vance’s probe had expanded to include the former president’s Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, according to several news outlets.
The addition of Pomerantz is the latest development in Vance’s ongoing investigation into Trump and his affiliated businesses, a probe which Trump and his allies have claimed is a politically-motivated “witch hunt,” by Vance.
In July, the Supreme Court ordered Trump to hand over tax records and other financial information to the district attorney, but the former president has since appealed the ruling. The High Court has not yet decided if it will hear the case.