Alvin Bragg is set to become Manhattan’s next district attorney, a position that includes overseeing several high-profile investigations, including an investigation into the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer.
Bragg, a former New York State deputy deputy attorney general, led in the polls Friday afternoon, as admitted his main Democratic primary challenger, Tali Farhadian Weinstein. Bragg, who will face Republican Thomas Kenniff in November, is a firm favorite to win the general election.
“I spoke to Alvin Bragg and congratulated him on his historic election as Manhattan’s first Black DA. We had significant differences of opinion during the campaign, but I am confident in Alvin’s commitment to justice and stand ready to support him,” Weinstein said. said in a statement after admitting.
Bragg, whose previous experience has included working as an assistant US attorney at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, led the Democratic primary with 33 percent of the vote and 84 percent reported Friday afternoon, aaccording to The New York Times.
If Bragg becomes the next district attorney in Manhattan, he would investigate Cyrus Vance Jr. that resulted in charges against both the Trump Organization and the Trump Organization on Thursday. Allen WeisselbergAllen Howard WeisselbergOn The Money: Jobs report poised to boost or hinder Biden’s agenda | Unemployment claims drop to new pandemic low | 130 countries announce support for global minimum tax Trump lawyer claims indictment was politically motivated Michael Cohen: Weisselberg indictment ‘the tip of the iceberg’ MORE, a chief executive of the company.
New York prosecutors accused the company and Weisselberg with various fraud and conspiracy charges.
Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to 15 charges, including tax fraud, conspiracy, grand theft and falsifying company records.
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In an interview with the Times, Bragg said he understood the importance of the Trump organization investigation, but also stressed the need to address other issues as well.
“We’re also talking about the arms trade, the scope of the whole system and the side effects,” he said. said during the interview. “It’s all a deep responsibility.”