When Donald Trump’s casino company was facing a civil fraud investigation over its accounting practices, the New York businessman asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to show mercy because of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Mr. Trump’s December 2001 plea, revealed for the first time in 1,240 pages of documents related to the investigation that the SEC posted on its website this week, showed how Mr. Trump and his attorneys aggressively resisted the SEC’s claim that Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts Inc.’s conduct amounted to fraud.
The company’s lawyers argued that its cooperation with the SEC’s probe and the distress caused by the terrorist attacks ought to win it some leniency.
Representatives of Mr. Trump’s campaign and the Trump Organization, which oversees his business holdings, didn’t respond to requests for comment.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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