The owners of a luxury hotel in Panama City that ousted the Trump Organisation as property managers last year accused it Monday of evading taxes in Panama and creating a "false light" around the hotel's finances.

The accusations, made in a legal filing in Manhattan federal court, are fraught with potential diplomatic and legal complexities for President Donald Trump. They essentially assert that his family business cheated a foreign government, a claim the Trump Organisation characterized in a statement as "completely false."

The president's company, the filing alleges, "also made fraudulent and false claims to the Panamanian tax authorities" to

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