N.Y. AG Schneiderman examining Eric Trump Foundation

The Office of the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking into allegations of self-dealing in the Eric Trump Foundation raised by a recent Forbes report.

Schneiderman was already investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation for whether or not the president personally benefited from the fundraising efforts and spending of the foundation before the inauguration.

"I can confirm that our office is looking into issues at the Eric Trump Foundation raised by the Forbes report," said Eric Soufer, the attorney general’s director of communications.

Spokespeople at the Trump Foundation and the Eric Trump Foundation could not be immediately reached for comment.

But in a previous statement obtained by ABC News, a spokesperson for Eric Trump defended the foundation, Eric Trump and its work.

"During the past decade, the Eric Trump Foundation has raised over $16.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research hospital while maintaining an expense ratio of just 12.3 percent. The Eric Trump Foundation was also responsible for building a $20 million dollar ICU which treats the sickest children anywhere in the world suffering from the most catastrophic terminal illnesses."

"Contrary to recent reports, at no time did the Trump Organization profit in any way from the foundation or any of its activities. While people can disagree on political issues, to infer malicious intent on a charity that has changed so many lives, is not only shameful but is truly disgusting. At the end of the day the only people who lose are the children of St. Jude and other incredibly worthy causes," according to the statement.

Allegations of financial wrongdoing are facing Eric Trump after costs associated with his foundation’s charity to benefit children with cancer at St. Jude’s Hospital were payed off by a $100,000 donation from the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The event was held at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York.


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