BY CAROLINE VAKIL – 01/01/22
Bragg signaled that he would be engaged in and personally focused on the Trump case, telling reporter Kara Scannell that “this is obviously a consequential case, one that merits the attention of the DA personally.”
Bragg also said at the time that he would be keeping on attorneys Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz to continue their work in the investigation into the former president’s business practices.
“It’s hard for me to evaluate not knowing the facts, but just having worked on lots of investigations that are complex, I can say that you’ve got two very good lawyers that have been looking at it for a while. I think it would be a disservice to Manhattan to lose them,” he said, noting that he could add other people to the team investigating.
Earlier this year, New York prosecutors charged the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with fraud and conspiracy, though both parties maintain they did not commit any wrongdoing. Weisselberg has already pleaded not guilty to those counts.