The Washington Post said the move implies that the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance (Cyrus Vance) may have found evidence of the crime.
According to US media reports, New York prosecutors called a grand jury, which is expected to decide whether to prosecute former President Donald Trump, implying that they may have found evidence of the crime.
This development is the latest step towards 74-year-old Trump, who left the White House in January and may become the first former US leader ever to face criminal charges.
The Washington Post quoted two people who did not want to be named on Tuesday as saying that the grand jury was recently formed and will be held three days a week for six months.
The document also added that the team is still listening to several things unrelated to the Trump case.
The broadcaster ABC also reported the move.
The Washington Post said that the composition of the jury implies that the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance may have found evidence of the crime, and that if it were not Trump, someone would approach him.
A spokesperson for Agence France-Presse declined to comment with Agence France-Presse and Reuters news agencies.
Vance had been investigating Trump’s business dealings before serving more than two years as president, and his office stated in court documents that it was investigating the “possibly extensive and extensive” of the family-run Trump Organization. Protracted criminal acts” include tax and insurance fraud and falsified business records.
New York State’s Attorney General Letitia James is also investigating the Trump Organization and said last week that her office is investigating the company’s “Criminal ability“And is working with Vance’s team.
In the United States, prosecutors usually transfer important cases to a grand jury composed of citizens, who secretly inspect and prosecute cases. They will listen to the evidence and can request other documents before deciding whether to initiate criminal proceedings.
Trump, who was a property developer and reality television star before he was elected president in 2016, denies wrongdoing.
He attacked James last week, saying that “we will overcome” any attempt to prosecute.
Vance’s investigation initially focused on quiet payments to two women who claimed to have a relationship with Trump, but the scope has since expanded.
Investigators suspect that the Trump Organization may artificially exaggerate the value of assets and reduce their value, especially several properties in New York State, in order to obtain bank loans or reduce taxes.
After a long court battle, Vance’s office finally Securing Trump’s tax returns and other financial records In February.