Former Federal Prosecutor Mark Pomerantz presents his book, "People vs. Donald Trump"
Former federal prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, who investigated Donald Trump and the Trump organization will speak at Readers’ Books to help launch his new book, People vs. Donald Trump: An Inside Account on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. While there is no entrance fee, space is limited, first come, first seated.
Pomerantz was brought onto the Southern District of New York’s team of attorneys by Cyrus Vance in 2021 because of his vast experience in white collar and organized crime cases. He interviewed potential witnesses and delved into the inner workings of the Trump organization for a year. The investigation led Pomerantz to conclude that Trump’s business practices were more akin to those of the mobster, John Gotti, and he gathered enough evidence to support his view that the former president ought to be indicted. Although that has not happened as yet, Pomerantz’s work did result in the successful indictment of the organization and Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s chief financial officer, who is now serving time for tax fraud on Rikers Island. Pomerantz urged Vance’s successor, Alvin Bragg, to pursue further criminal penalties against Trump, but Bragg declined.
People vs. Donald Trump lays bare all the thorny considerations in prosecuting a former president, what it says about bureaucracy and the imperfect American system of justice and where we go from here.