NY probe found potential crimes. Why isn’t Trump in cuffs?

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NEW YORK (AP) – New York’s attorney general isn’t arresting former President Donald Trump even though she says her three-year investigation uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire.

Instead, Democrat Letitia James announced a civil lawsuit seeking $250 million and a permanent ban on the Republican former president from doing business in the state.

So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted?

For one, James doesn’t have jurisdiction under state law to bring a criminal case.

For another, mounting a criminal fraud case is far more challenging than a civil lawsuit.

Trump says he didn’t break any laws and the lawsuit is politically motivated.

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9/23/2022 10:41:59 AM (GMT -5:00)

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