Editor’s note: This story was updated with a statement from the New York Attorney General’s office.

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday on his social media platform Truth Social that he is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The announcement came just over a month after James filed a lawsuit alleging that the Trump family was involved in large-scale fraud, often by over-valuing assets like buildings and golf courses to deceive banks.

In Trump’s statement, the former president falsely accused James of not taking action to combat crime in New York and instead focusing her energy on “recklessly” pursuing his company and his family’s business dealings.

Today, I filed a lawsuit in Florida State Circuit Court against the corrupt Attorney General of New York State, Letitia “Peekaboo” James. New York State is one of the most crime-ridden places on earth with murders, robberies, drug deals, and every other form of crime setting records on a weekly basis. While James does nothing to protect New York against these violent crimes and criminals, she attacks great and upstanding businesses which have done nothing wrong, like the very successful, job and tax producing Trump Organization that I have painstakingly built over a long period of years. Crooked and highly partisan James now thinks it is the business of the State of New York to go after my revocable trust and pry into my private estate plan, only to look for ways to recklessly injure me, my family, my businesses, and my tens of millions of supporters.

@realDonaldTrump/Truth Social

In New York City, while overall crime is up by 26% compared to the same period last year, the number of murders and shootings each has decreased by roughly 14%, according to NYPD data.

James has made combatting gun trafficking in New York a central focus of her tenure as attorney general. In June, she announced a crackdown on the sale of ghost guns. James had not publicly responded to Trump’s announcement, as of Wednesday night.

The statement from Trump, a Republican, came less than a week before Election Day. James, a Democrat, is seeking reelection in the attorney general race. She faces Republican challenger Michael Henry.

PIX11 News reached out to James’ office for a statement. A spokesperson told PIX11 that two different judges rejected Trump’s two previous attempts to stop their efforts and added:

Multiple judges have dismissed Donald Trump’s baseless attempts to evade justice, and no number of lawsuits will deter us from pursuing this fraud. We sued Donald Trump because he committed extensive financial fraud. That fact hasn’t changed, and neither will our resolve to ensure that no matter how powerful or political one might be, no one is above the law.