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Manhattan DA Hires Former DOJ Official Amid Trump Probe

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced Monday that his office has hired former Department of Justice (DOJ) official Matthew Colangelo to focus on the office’s “most sensitive and high-profile white-collar investigations.”

Bragg’s announcement regarding Colangelo — who acted as the DOJ’s No. 3 official last year and previously investigated the Trump Foundation — comes as his office investigates former President Donald Trump.

“Public safety requires economic stability, and all New Yorkers deserve to live and work without risk of harassment, wage theft or dangerous workplaces,” Bragg said in a statement. “Matthew Colangelo brings a wealth of economic justice experience combined with complex white-collar investigations, and he has the sound judgment and integrity needed to pursue justice against powerful people and institutions when they abuse their power.”

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