Seven Springs investigation heats up in broader probe of Trump

Subpoenas and recordings requested for Westchester development site

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Mar.March 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Seven Springs in Westchester and Donald Trump (Trump Organization, Getty)

Seven Springs in Westchester and Donald Trump (Trump Organization, Getty)

As part of a broader probe into the Trump Organization, Manhattan prosecutors are taking a closer look at Seven Springs.

Former President Donald Trump spent years attempting to develop the bucolic Westchester site. In recent weeks, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas and requested recordings of local government meetings related to those plans, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Trump bought the 213-acre property in 1995 for $7.5 million and later valued it at up to $291 million in financial statements given to various institutions.

Overstating assets’ value to help secure loans or other financial benefits can be a state criminal offense.

Prosecutors in recent weeks have sent subpoenas to land-use lawyer Charles Martabano and engineer Ralph Mastromonaco, who were involved in plans for the property. The district attorney’s office also requested recordings of planning-board meetings in Bedford, New York, one of three towns where the estate is located.

In December, Manhattan prosecutors sent a different batch of Seven Springs subpoenas to the three towns.

[WSJ] — Sasha Jones





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