Trump is compared to mob boss John Gotti in former prosecutor’s new book

“Neither Carey nor I are reckless, immature, starry-eyed young lawyers,” Mr. Pomerantz wrote in the email. “You must respect our judgment, our decades of experience as prosecutors and defense attorneys, and the work we have put into the case.”

Mr. Pomerantz’s book offers new details about the evidence he and other prosecutors had gathered, including information provided by a bank employee who had approved funding for Mr. Trump’s company.

Still, there was substantial disagreement in the district attorney’s office over the strength of the case, which Mr. Pomerantz acknowledges, and several prosecutors walked away, rather than continuing on the path Mr. Pomerantz was pursuing. And some experts have questioned whether the case could successfully show that Mr Trump had knowledge of fraud.

In the book, Mr Pomerantz argues that the investigation ‘turned into the legal equivalent of a plane crash’, adding that the cause of that accident was ‘pilot error’. But despite disagreeing with Mr. Bragg’s decision, he disputed accusations from some Trump critics who speculated that Mr. Bragg was corrupt, writing that “suggestions that Alvin acted in bad faith were ridiculous. “.

Asked to respond to Mr. Pomerantz’s “pilot error” line, Mr. Bragg said in his statement: “Mr. Pomerantz’s plane was not ready to take off.”

The book deepened the wound between the two prosecutors. Mr. Bragg’s office recently sent a letter to Mr. Pomerantz and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, saying that the author had been required to obtain permission from the office before publishing certain information about the investigation, and that he hadn’t.

“This office believes that there is a significant risk that publication will materially harm ongoing criminal investigations,” the letter said, adding that if Mr. Pomerantz revealed grand jury documents, he could be charged with a crime because these information is secret by law. , and that profiting from his work as a public servant in New York might also be illegal.


Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button