New York Attorney General Letitia James stated Wednesday her office believes it has uncovered federal crimes with the aid of former President Donald Trump and others, consisting of bank fraud and mendacity to monetary institutions.

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James said her office has sent a criminal referral to federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the IRS.

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The revelation of possible federal crimes by the former president came as James announced a civil lawsuit accusing Trump

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“We believe the conduct alleged in this action also violates federal criminal law,” James said, “including issuing false statements to financial institutions and bank fraud.”

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“We are referring those criminal violations that we have uncovered to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

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The defendants “repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms”

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The seven causes of action listed in the complaint — persistent and repeated fraud, falsifying business records, conspiracy to falsify business records, issuing false financial statements

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Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, in a statement Wednesday accused James of filing the civil lawsuit to advance her “political agenda.”

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