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.

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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.

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In a statement to ProPublica, the couple said they earned no net income in those years.

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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.”

CBSNewYork Team