Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJeffery C. Mays Oct. 12, 2018 Growing up on Buffalo’s rough and often neglected East Side, Keith H. Wofford recalled many crisp autumn Sundays spent with his father bonding over the Bills, following the team’s losses and wins on the radio. Tickets to football games were not in the family’s budget: His father, John Wofford, worked at the nearby Chevrolet factory for 32 years, and his mother, Ruby, picked up odd jobs in retail to bring in extra income. But what the Woffords lacked in money, they made up for in expectations for their two sons. “They always had an incredible amount of confidence in us,” Mr. Wofford, 49, said in an interview. “They made very clear that they didn’t see any limitations.” Mr. Wofford held tight to that ideal as he … [Read more...] about Can a G.O.P. Candidate, Who Supported Trump and Democrats, Be New York’s Next Attorney General?
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ALBANY — New York state officials are probing the tax practices of President Donald Trump and his family following a New York Times report on their use of tax avoidance schemes that they called deceptive and potentially fraudulent. The Department of Taxation and Finance, which is responsible for investigating tax fraud, has opened an investigation; it can collect fines and penalties and also refer criminal actions to the attorney general's office. The alleged actions took place three decades ago, likely putting any criminal liability past the statute of limitations.Story Continued Below "The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation," said department spokesman James Gazzale in a statement. A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office declined to comment. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the Trump family engaged in tax schemes to avoid taxes on gifts and payments from Fred Trump, … [Read more...] about New York tax officials probing Trump family tax practices
Last Updated Oct 2, 2018 6:28 PM EDT New York's Department of Taxation and Finance is looking into a report published in the New York Times alleging President Donald Trump "participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents."The Times' detailed report claims that the current president received far more wealth from his father than he has let on — $413 million in today's dollars, by the Times' accounting. And the report says much of that wealth was possible because the Mr. Trump and his siblings allegedly set up a sham corporation to disguise gifts from their father. According to the Times, Mr. Trump allegedly helped his father, Fred Trump, take improper tax deductions, and helped create a plan to undervalue his parents' real estate properties on tax returns. Fred Trump, also a real estate developer, died in 1999."The Tax Department is reviewing the allegations in the NYT … [Read more...] about New York tax officials reviewing New York Times report on alleged Trump tax “fraud”
Sonam Sheth, provided by Published 9:05 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, wants to amend the state's law to allow for the prosecution of people who have been pardoned by the president in federal investigations. Currently, New York law has a "double jeopardy" clause which protects people from being tried for the same crimes more than once. In other words, if someone is pardoned for a federal crime — like conspiracy, money laundering, or obstruction of justice — they cannot be tried for the same crime on a state level. While it's unclear if Schneiderman's proposal will withstand legislative scrutiny, "given the situation staring at everyone with respect to Mueller's investigation and the real possibility of pardons, this is not a totally theoretical discussion," said one former federal prosecutor. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, is asking the state's … [Read more...] about New York’s attorney general is making a bold proposal to circumvent Trump’s pardon power
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index N.Y. / Region Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByDanny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum April 18, 2018 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is moving to change New York state law so that he and other local prosecutors would have the power to bring criminal charges against aides to President Trump who have been pardoned, according to a letter Mr. Schneiderman sent to the governor and state lawmakers on Wednesday. The move, if approved by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature, would serve notice that the legal troubles of the president and his aides may continue without the efforts of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Under the plan, Mr. Schneiderman, a Democrat, seeks to exempt New York’s double jeopardy law from cases involving presidential pardons, according … [Read more...] about New York Attorney General Seeks Power to Bypass Presidential Pardons