Trump Organization Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Trump Organization Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Trump Organization has hired Ronald Fischetti, a veteran New York criminal lawyer, to represent him in the Manhattan prosecutor’s investigation into the former president’s business relationships with his company.

Mr. Fischetti, 84 years old, is a former legal associate of Mark Pomerantz, the former federal attorney working on the investigation for the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office. Mr. Pomerantz was sworn in as assistant district attorney in February and is now on leave from the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

“I’m very excited to have Ron join the team,” said Alan Futerfas, Trump Organization attorney. “He brings extraordinary experience, a depth of knowledge and wisdom that is priceless and that we value so much.”

The Trump Organization kept Mr Fischetti earlier this week, Mr Fischetti confirmed. “I am very happy that I will work for it,” he said.

Mr. Vance’s office has said it is investigating possible bank, tax or insurance fraud. Prosecutors have cited information from banks, lenders, an insurance broker and other parties to former President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal previously reported. They review financial transactions in Manhattan real estate, including Mr. Trump’s flagship Trump Tower. Seven Springs, an estate in Westchester, NY; and a hotel in Chicago, The Journal reported.