Donald Trump Held In Contempt Of Court For Not Turning Over Financial Docs

Posted April 25, 2022 by with 0 comments

He’s now being fined $10,000 per day until he turns over files related to an investigation into his business practices in New York. Via BBC:

A US judge has held former President Donald Trump in contempt for failing to turn over files for an investigation into his business practices. Justice Arthur Engoron on Monday ordered Mr Trump pay a fine of $10,000 per day until he complies.

New York Attorney General Letitia James had asked the court to hold Mr Trump in contempt after he missed a March deadline to present certain documents.

Ms James, a Democrat, opened a civil inquiry in 2019 into claims that – before he took office – Mr Trump, a Republican, had inflated the value of his assets to banks when seeking loans.

Mr Trump and his family have denied wrongdoing, and the former president has called the inquiry a “witch hunt”.

Justice Engoron said a contempt finding was warranted because of what he called “repeated failures” to hand over the requested materials.

“Mr Trump… I know you take your business seriously, and I take mine seriously. I hereby hold you in civil contempt,” he said, although the former president was not in the courtroom.

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