A representative for the state's top examiner, Letitia James, said the investigation into Mr Trump's property organization was "not, at this point absolutely affable".
Ms James has been investigating the ex-Republican president's monetary dealings before he got to work.
Ms James' representative, Fabien Levy, told the BBC on Tuesday: "We have educated the Trump Organization that our examination concerning the Organization is not, at this point absolutely affable in nature.
"We are presently effectively examining the Trump Organization in a criminal limit, alongside the Manhattan DA. We have no extra remark."
The assertion didn't say what diverted the request from considerate to criminal in nature, or whether the previous president himself may be by and by involved in any claims.
Six fights in court approaching for Trump
Ms James dispatched a common request in March 2019 into claims that Mr Trump had expanded the worth of his resources for banks when looking for advances, and downplayed them to bring down his duties.
Her office has additionally been looking for archives on four Trump Organization properties in Manhattan, upstate New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr said in court reports last August that his office was exploring affirmed "extended criminal direct" at the Trump Organization.
Mr Vance's legitimate documenting refered to paper articles about implied bank and protection misrepresentation at the organization.
The Manhattan lead prosecutor has additionally been researching whether any of Mr Trump's monetary records were doctored to conceal quiet cash installments to two ladies in 2016 who say they had illicit relationships with him.
Mr Vance's office said in February it had gotten Mr Trump's government forms as a component of the examination, after a long fight in court.
All through his administration, Mr Trump steadfastly wouldn't uncover his expense forms, notwithstanding going under incredible strain to do as such.
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A critical turn of events
All through his time in office, Donald Trump excused any test into his monetary dealings or those of his association as a politically-inspired "witch chase" drove by Democrats frantic to see him constrained from power.
However at this point that he no longer appreciates insurance from arraignment, this most recent improvement will inconvenience him. That a previous US president is confronting not one but rather two criminal examinations is a critical turn of events, one which could have repercussions for his political future.
The New York State Attorney General, Letitia James, unmistakably accepts that there is sufficient having an effect on everything to warrant moving the examination from a thoughtful to a criminal one. When joined with the progressing assessment of the previous president's government forms by the Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance, Mr Trump is taking a gander at a perplexing and tangled fight in court ahead — one which he stays determined he shouldn't need to confront yet which he now in all likelihood can't keep away from.
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