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Trump wins legal battle over New York golf course taxes.

Former President Donald Trump Resolves Tax Investigation

Former President Donald Trump can breathe a sigh of relief as one of his legal battles comes to a close. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah has concluded her multiyear investigation into tax irregularities, specifically focusing on whether Trump and his company manipulated property values to reduce taxes, particularly at his golf courses.

Rocah, in a statement to the Associated Press, emphasized that her investigation was conducted objectively and independently of any political bias or beliefs. After subpoenaing records from Trump’s golf course and the town responsible for its taxes, Rocah began her probe in 2021. She suspected that misleading values were provided to lower the tax bill for Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor.

Initially, the Trump Organization valued the golf course at around $1.4 million for tax purposes. However, the town assessed its value at over $15 million. Eventually, a New York judge agreed to reduce the assessment to $9.5 million in 2021, resulting in significant refunds for the company.

Trump expressed his satisfaction with the investigation’s conclusion on Truth Social, stating that he had done nothing wrong and questioning when his reputation would be restored. However, this victory is a rarity for the former president, who still faces numerous state and federal indictments and investigations related to his business dealings and alleged misconduct during his time in the White House.

Remaining Legal Challenges

Trump’s legal troubles extend beyond the tax investigation. He was recently arraigned on 37 counts of federal criminal charges, including mishandling classified documents, and pleaded not guilty. In April, a Manhattan grand jury indicted him on 33 counts of falsifying business records in connection with hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential election.

Furthermore, Trump is the subject of various state-level investigations in New York and Georgia, as well as a Justice Department special counsel investigation into his actions surrounding the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

The Briarcliff Manor golf club’s taxes will resurface in New York Attorney General Letitia James’s civil lawsuit against Trump and his adult children. They are accused of inflating asset values to deceive investors and associates across multiple properties, including hotels and golf clubs.

Despite these ongoing legal battles, the closure of the tax investigation provides a momentary reprieve for the former president.

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