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Grand jury convened to weigh criminal charges against Trump

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NEW YORK – The next steps toward determining former President Donald Trump’s fate have officially moved forward, as Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. has convened a grand jury to consider whether to charge Trump and his business associates with crimes related to alleged financial fraud at his namesake company.

In a report from the New York Daily News via the Washington Post, the grand jury was impaneled recently and is expected to consider evidence at least three times a week for as long as the next six months. As grand jury proceedings are confidential, it is also unknown whether Vance himself plans to bring charges against Trump, his executives or the Trump Organization.

This most recent revelation is the strongest sign yet that Vance has likely uncovered some sort of criminal wrongdoing against the Trump Organization, as a two-year investigation over allegations of financial, insurance and tax fraud have gone as far as the Supreme Court. In December, the court ruled that Vance was allowed to have access to eight years of Trump’s tax records as part of the investigation.

In a separate investigation by New York AG Letitia James, Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg (as well as the organization itself) is currently being investigated in a criminal capacity over tax fraud.

Chris Bullock
Chris Bullock
Before joining The Ball Out, Chris Bullock was part of SB Nation's Swish Appeal for nearly three years, covering everything women's basketball. Chris has had the honor of doing live coverage of the WNBA Finals, the NCAA Tournament, and also was given his own column, "The Triple Double". A self-described "foodaholic", Chris lives in the San Diego area with his wife and two daughters, and also hosts his own podcast, "Conscious Cravings", where he speaks about his experience as a mental health advocate.

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