New York lawsuit against Trump, family could prompt new federal criminal inquiries

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  • The lawsuit announced Wednesday does not carry criminal penalties.
  • But findings are being referred to Internal Revenue Service and federal prosecutors in Manhattan.
  • The New York AG seeks $250 million in penalties.

The New York attorney general’s lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump and three of his children of perpetrating a decade-long fraud scheme carries no criminal penalties.

Yet the extraordinary civil action, which seeks $250 million in penalties, could open new avenues of criminal inquiry by federal authorities already involved in a multi-pronged examination of Trump’s conduct.

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