INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has retained forensic accounting specialists to aid its criminal investigation of President Trump and his business operations, as prosecutors ramp up their scrutiny of his company’s real estate transactions…

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. opened the investigation in 2018 to examine alleged hush-money payments made to two women who, during Trump’s first presidential campaign, claimed to have had affairs with him years earlier. The probe has since expanded, and now includes the Trump Organization’s activities more broadly.”

-Shayna Jacobs and Jonathan O’Connell, “N.Y. prosecutor hires forensic accounting experts as Trump criminal probe escalates,” washingtonpost.com, Dec. 29, 2020