NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of the candidates to take over the investigation into former president Donald Trump’s taxes reportedly paid no federal income taxes herself for a few years.
Tali Farhadian Weinstein is running for Manhattan District Attorney in the Democratic primary.READ MORE: Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before NYPD Lieutenant Was Shot In Ankle Apprehending Suspect In The Bronx
According to tax data obtained by ProPublica, Farhadian Weinstein and her husband, a hedge fund manager, reported income over $100 million in 2011 but paid no federal income taxes in 2013, 2015 and 2017.READ MORE: Several People Shot Outside Queens Laundromat, Police Investigating
In a statement to ProPublica, the couple said they earned no net income in those years.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
Lucy Lang, who is also running for Manhattan DA, responded, saying the country’s most high-profile tax evasion investigation “cannot be entrusted to someone who themselves has not paid federal taxes.”