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New York attorney general is now investigating Trump Organization ‘in a criminal capacity’

President-elect Donald Trump boards the elevator to the lobby after meetings at Trump Tower in New York City on January 16, 2017.

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ office, which already was conducting a civil investigation of former President Donald Trump’s company, is now probing the Trump Organization “in a criminal capacity,” her spokesman said Tuesday night.

James’ spokesman indicated that her office’s probe is being conducted in conjunction with the already ongoing criminal investigation of Trump and the Trump Organization by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

“We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature,” said the spokesman, Fabien Levy.

“We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA. We have no additional comment at this time,” Levy said.

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