Trump Organization under 'active CRIMINAL investigation' by New York Attorney General and Manhattan DA

THE New York Attorney General's office is now conducting a criminal probe into the Trump Organization, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

The investigation is "no longer purely civil," the AG's office said in a statement to CNN.

"We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the Organization is no longer purely civil in nature," spokesperson Fabien Levy told the outlet.

"We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.

"We have no additional comment."

The statement did not state what exactly prompted turning the investigation into a criminal probe.

New York AG Letitia James announced over the summer that her office had filed a suit to force the Trump Organization to comply with subpoenas related to an investigation into whether the former president's company inflated the value of its assets on financial statements.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's office has been investigating the former president's dealings for more than two years.

Vance's office has said in court filings that it was investigating "possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct" at the Trump Organization.

The DA's probe began after Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen paid hush money to silence two women, including porn star Stormy Daniels, before the 2016 election about alleged sexual encounters with Trump.

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