Sunday 25 September 2016

Candidate could face court in tax case

Ruth Sherlock

Published 08/08/2016 | 02:30

The lawsuit claims that executives at Bayrock, the property development firm behind the Trump SoHo hotel in New York, sought to evade tax. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
The lawsuit claims that executives at Bayrock, the property development firm behind the Trump SoHo hotel in New York, sought to evade tax. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Donald Trump could be taken to court after an investigation found that the Republican presidential nominee signed off on a deal that appears to have deprived the US Treasury of tens of millions of dollars in tax.

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Lawyers prosecuting some of Mr Trump's closest business associates in a civil suit, which includes these allegations, believe there may now be cause to include Mr Trump as a defendant.

The Republican presidential candidate will unveil his economic plan in a speech in Detroit today, as he tries to give fresh momentum to his campaign after a disastrous week.

Frederick Oberlander, the lawyer executing the legal action, said reports in the 'Daily Telegraph' included "new" and "relevant" information that may show Mr Trump shares culpability.

The lawsuit claims that executives at Bayrock, the property development firm behind the Trump SoHo hotel in New York, sought to evade tax.

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