REPORT: Authorities Revive Investigation Into How Trump Financed Two Scottish Golf Courses

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A human rights group petitioned the Scottish government to revive an investigation of former President Trump’s purchase of two golf courses, Reuters reported Monday.

Global human rights organization Avaaz petitioned the highest civil court in Scotland for a judicial review of Parliament’s decision not to investigate Trump’s business, according to Reuters. The petition was served Monday. Parliament voted against the investigation in an 89-to-32 vote in February.

The Scottish Green Party had presented the motion to investigate the source of the money that Trump used in 2006 and 2014 to buy the golf courses, but Parliament voted against the investigation 89 to 32 in February, Reuters reported. (RELATED: First Minister Of Scotland Warns Trump Not To Come To Country During Biden’s Inauguration)

The Avaaz petition reportedly claimed that politicians who voted against the investigation made their decision based on an inaccurate interpretation of the law. It requested the Court of Session in Edinburgh to give ministers sole responsibility for unexplained wealth orders and disallow them from delegating the responsibility, according to Reuters.

The petition also argued that the legal qualifications for pursuing a wealth order against Trump had been met, according to Reuters.

Trump spent over $300 million in cash to purchase and develop the courses, according to Reuters. Neither course has produced a profit and one course reported a loss of money for the eighth year.