A spokesperson for NBC News confirmed that two top prosecutors were involved in a investigation into former President Donald Trump, and his company, The Trump Organization.
Carey Dunne was a champion of the legal fight for the ex-president's tax returns, tax-related documents, to the Supreme Court twice and won. Mark Pomerantz, an ex-mafia prosecutor, also resigned from the office to lead the investigation.
Danielle Filson is a spokesperson for Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg stated in a statement that they were grateful and that the investigation was ongoing. Filson declined to comment.
Dunne, Pomerantz didn't immediately respond to our requests for comment.
The New York Times first reported the resignations.
After Cyrus Vance, the previous Manhattan District Attorney, decided not to seek re-election, the office was taken over by Bragg.
According to two sources, the New York Times reported that Bragg was withdrawing from the investigation. It had also paused grand jur testimony. This was followed by resignations.
Trump has not been accused of any wrongdoing in this case and has called the investigation a politically motivated witch hunt.
Last year , the Trump Organization and its former chief finance officer were arrested in a scheme that prosecutors claimed was a 15-year-long scheme to pay top Trump executives "off the books" and avoid taxes. Both have pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors claimed that the company orchestrated a scheme to pay executives "off-the-books" in order to avoid paying taxes.
Dunne stated in court that, contrary to the assertions of Trump today as the company's former CEO, this was not a standard practice in the business community nor an act by a rogue employee."
Dunne stated that instead, the plan was orchestrated and executed by senior executives who were financially benefiting the company and themselves by receiving secret pay increases at the expense state and federal taxpayers.
Vance hired Pomerantz to help with the case due to his experience in complex financial and white collar cases. He had also taken part in interviews of witnesses, NBC News previously reported.
Interview with CNN Bragg before he assumed office praised Dunne, Pomerantz and stated that he hoped that they would continue the case.
Bragg stated, "I believe it would be a disservice for Manhattan to lose them."