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Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits

The Hill logo The Hill 9/21/2021 Jordan Williams
Eric Trump wearing a suit and tie: Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits © Getty Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits

A lawyer for Eric Trump in New York Attorney General Letitia James's (D) fraud investigation into the Trump Organization has withdrawn from representing the former president's son in the case, court records reveal.

In a court document dated last Tuesday, attorney Marc Mukasey withdrew his appearance as counsel for Trump. Trump will continue to be represented by attorney Alan Futerfas.

News of Mukasey's withdrawal was first reported by Forbes. Mukasey declined to comment on the record to Forbes.

The Hill has reached out to Mukasey and representatives of the Trump Organization for comment.

James's office said in August 2020 that it was investigating whether former President Trump illegally inflated assets in order to attract investors and earn loans. This came after Michael Cohen, the former president's former attorney, testified to Congress that his then-client lied about the value of his assets in order to get loans, lower insurance rates and tax breaks.

The most recent court document in the case was filed in September, according to court records. Most recently, a judge ordered a document in the case to be sealed on Sept. 13.

Forbes noted that Mukasey has represented Eric Trump since the case was filed last year.

Mukasey, once a federal prosecutor and law partner of Rudy Giuliani, has represented Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was found not guilty of murder in the death of a 17-year-old ISIS captive. Mukasey was hired by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in April amid a Justice Department probe into allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

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