Judge says Trump’s contempt ruling overturned if he pays $110,000 fine, provides other information


President Donald Trump is seen during a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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A judge in New York said Wednesday that he will raise a contempt of court against the former president Donald Trump By next week, if Trump’s legal team provides more information about the search for documents requested by the state attorney general, he will pay a $110,000 fine.

If these conditions are not met by May 20, Judge Arthur Engoron said he will reinstate a A fine of $10,000 a day against Trump for being in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by Attorney General Letitia James.

Trump and his lawyers said they could not locate them The documents that James sought As part of its civil investigation into the Trump Organization and its valuation of several real estate assets.

Engoron previously said he was not satisfied with the explanations Trump and the lawyers provided in detail about their search for those documents.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice He despised Trump last monthand imposed a daily fine of $10,000.

On Wednesday, Engron said the order would be lifted if Trump’s legal team files additional affidavits with more details about the document searches, and the Trump Organization’s document retention and destruction policies by May 20.

Engoron also said that a review of Trump’s documents by digital analytics firm HaystackID must be completed and that Trump will have to pay fines owed as of last Friday of $110,000 to the attorney general’s office by the May 20 deadline.

James’ office is looking into allegations that Trump organizations have unlawfully manipulated the stated values ​​of various properties in order to obtain financial advantages when applying for loans, obtaining insurance policies and paying taxes.

Trump’s lawyer had no immediate comment on Engron’s decision Wednesday.

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