The U.S. judiciary has postponed hearing testimony from former President Donald Trump as part of a New York City civil investigation into allegations of fraud against his company amid the death of his first wife, Ivana.
On Friday, Trump and his sons, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, were due to testify under oath in an investigation by New York Attorney General Leticia James, but a spokesman for James said the statements were delayed due to Thursday’s death of Ivana Trump. mother. Donald Jr and Ivanka.
“In light of Ivana Trump’s death yesterday, we have received a request from the attorney for Donald Trump and his sons to delay the issuance of three statements to which we have agreed,” the spokesman said. He indicated that the delay is “temporary and the testimony will be rescheduled in the near future,” without specifying the date of their submission.
Ivana Trump died at the age of 73 at her Manhattan home. Police are investigating whether the death was caused by falling down the stairs of her home, and the city coroner is to determine the cause of death.
James suspects that the Trump Organization fraudulently inflated the value of real estate when applying for bank loans, lowering it with the tax authorities in order to pay lower taxes. The Trump family denied any wrongdoing.