The Washington Post reports:
The Trump Organization owns an office building at 40 Wall Street in Manhattan. In 2012, when the company was listing its assets for potential lenders, it said the building was worth $527 million — which would make it among the most valuable in New York.
But just a few months later, the Trump Organization told property tax officials that the entire 70-story building was worth less than a high-end Manhattan condo: just $16.7 million, according to newly released city records.
That was less than one-thirtieth the amount it had claimed the year before. That property is now under scrutiny from the Manhattan district attorney and New York attorney general, along with several others like it for which the Trump Organization gave vastly different value estimates.
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NEW: NY prosecutors are now focused on whether Trump broke the law by providing widely different valuations for the same properties.
In one case, Trump told lenders a bldg was worth $527M— but told tax authorities it was worth just 1/30th of that.https://t.co/fJTBIuJDSI
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) November 22, 2021