INVESTIGATIONS/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP TAXES: “Tax and financial records that former President Donald J. Trump fought to keep secret for nearly 18 months have been turned over to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating possible fraud by Mr. Trump and his company, an official said.

The voluminous records, including eight years of personal tax returns, were handed over to prosecutors on Monday [Feb. 22, 2021], the same day that the Supreme Court rejected Mr. Trump’s final bid to block a subpoena for them…

Investigators are particularly concerned with whether the Trump Organization inflated or otherwise manipulated the value of its properties in order to obtain loans and tax benefits.”

-Jonah E. Bromwich, “Manhattan D.A. Now Has Trump’s Tax Returns,” nytimes.com, Feb. 25, 2021