NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may be facing complications from the political and legal storm over its business practices, but first-quarter results showed an unsuprising big jump in profit.

Goldman, which is mired in controversy after the government filed civil-fraud charges that rocked the bank and Wall Street, reported Tuesday that profit soared 91% to $3.46 billion during the first three months of the year. The results, driven by strong trading and bond underwriting, helped deliver a much-needed boost following the controversy swirling around the firm since last week.

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