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Trump Appeals Engoron's $454M Judgment

As expected, former president files appeal in massive judgment against his business practices

(Newser) - Former President Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge's finding that Trump lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom and the presidency. Trump's lawyers filed notices of appeal Monday asking the state'...

Leaders Misspent Millions of NRA's Money, Jury Decides

Wayne LaPierre is found liable in New York lawsuit

(Newser) - The National Rifle Association and its longtime leader were found liable Friday in a lawsuit centered on the organization's lavish spending. A New York jury found that Wayne LaPierre, who was the NRA's CEO for three decades, and others misspent millions of dollars of the group's money...

NY AG: Trump Better Pay Up, or We'll Seize His Properties

Letitia James specifically names the Trump Building on Wall Street

(Newser) - New York Attorney General Letitia James isn't worried that former President Trump might not be able to cover the $355 million judgment delivered in his civil business fraud trial. "If he does not have funds to pay off the judgment, then we will seek judgment enforcement mechanisms in...

On Last Day of Trump's Fraud Trial, a Bomb Threat

Swatting incident at judge's home fails to delay closing arguments

(Newser) - Police responded to a bomb threat at the Long Island home of the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump's civil fraud case on Thursday, hours before closing arguments were to begin. It's unclear if Judge Arthur Engoron was home when a Nassau County bomb squad responded around...

James Asks Fraud Trial Judge to Make Trump Pay $370M

Filing calls for former president to be barred from running a business in New York

(Newser) - The New York attorney general's office has made its recommendation for penalties Donald Trump and Trump Organization executives should pay for what it called "myriad deceptive schemes" to inflate his financial worth. A state brief filed Friday calls for Trump to pay a nearly $370 million penalty and...

Ivanka Will 'Walk a Tightrope' in Trump Trial Testimony

Former president's daughter to take the stand Wednesday in New York in civil fraud case

(Newser) - Wednesday's the day for Ivanka Trump to take the witness stand in the New York civil fraud trial against her father, former President Trump, and his Trump Organization. ABC News reports that the younger Trump, who served as an executive VP at the Trump Organization before she became an...

One Theory on Trump Case: He's Trying to Provoke Judge
Trump's Needling of Judge
May Be Strategic
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Trump's Needling of Judge May Be Strategic

Some say ex-president is trying to provoke the judge, to help the case for an appeal

(Newser) - Donald Trump had a testy day in court on Monday, lashing out not only against New York Attorney General Letitia James but also state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron. "I'm sure the judge will rule against me, because he always rules against me," the former president said....

NY AG: Uber, Lyft Cheated Drivers, Will Pay $380M

Settlement also gives drivers guaranteed sick pay, minimum hourly pay

(Newser) - Uber and Lyft didn't admit fault in a settlement to resolve wage-theft claims in New York state—but they agreed to cough up $328 million to cover back pay and benefits for around 100,000 current and former drivers. New York Attorney General Letitia James said the settlement, $290...

Ivanka Ordered to Testify at Trump's Fraud Trial
Ivanka Trump
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Ivanka Trump Will Have to Testify

Judge sides with NY prosecutors who argued former first daughter has relevant information

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump will have to take the witness stand in the civil fraud case against her father, her brothers, and the family business, a judge ruled Friday, per the AP . The ruling came weeks into the trial of New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit against former President Trump, sons...

Judge Temporarily Blocks Dissolution of Trump Entities

But appellate judge also refuses Trump's request to halt $250 million civil fraud trial

(Newser) - A New York appellate judge's order to cancel some of Donald Trump's business licenses has been temporarily blocked. CNN reports that the Friday ruling by Associate Justice Peter Moulton gives the Trump Organization and other business entities owned by the former president at least a month's reprieve,...

'The Trump Show Is Over,' Says NY AG

Former president departs fraud trial Wednesday after attack on Letitia James

(Newser) - Former President Trump said he chose to attend his $250 million civil business fraud trial in New York this week to show "how corrupt it is." He also claimed Wednesday that "I'm stuck here because I have a corrupt attorney general," referring to Letitia James,...

Defiant Trump Arrives for Trial: Americans Won't 'Stand for It'

Former president is in New York City over lawsuit alleging business fraud

(Newser) - Updated with new details. Donald Trump on Monday denounced the civil fraud case over his business practices as a politically motivated "scam" as he arrived defiantly in New York City for a trial in the lawsuit. "This is a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all...

Trump: I'll Be in Court Monday to Defend Name

Former president's civil trial over his business empire begins in New York

(Newser) - Former President Trump promises to be in a Manhattan courtroom Monday as one of his ongoing legal fights reaches the trial stage. "I'm going to Court tomorrow morning to fight for my name and reputation," he wrote on his Truth Social platform Sunday, per the BBC . "...

Trump Loses Another Court Battle in New York

Appellate panel rejects his request to delay fraud trial

(Newser) - Donald Trump has suffered another legal setback in New York: A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Trump's effort to delay his fraud trial regarding the value of his properties, reports the New York Times . As a result, the civil trial brought by state attorney general Letitia James could...

Trump Deposition: I Was Too Busy as President to Commit Fraud
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See What Trump Talked About in His 7-Hour Deposition

In transcript from April sit-down with New York AG, Trump claims he saved 'millions' from nuclear war

(Newser) - The civil fraud suit against former President Trump brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James is set to head to trial in October, and now the transcript from his April deposition in that case is revealing what Trump said during his seven-hour interview by James' team. The New York ...

NY AG: Judge Should Rule Trump Committed Fraud Now

Letitia James is seeking a partial summary judgment in the case

(Newser) - As he gears up for his criminal trials, former President Trump is set to first face a civil trial in New York on Oct. 2. But State Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday argued in a court filing that Trump's fraud is so staggering a trial isn't even...

Duped TurboTax Customers Are Getting a $141M Refund

As part of 2022 settlement with NY AG's office, checks are going out to low-income filers

(Newser) - Millions of Americans who qualified for free tax services—but were instead deceived into paying TurboTax for their returns—will soon get settlement checks in the mail. In a settlement last year, TurboTax owner Intuit Inc. was ordered to pay $141 million to some 4.4 million people across the...

NY AG: Trumps Stalling on Documents—Especially Ivanka

Letitia James' office says former president, kids are hanging on to relevant correspondence in civil case

(Newser) - Last year, former President Trump was held in contempt of court and ordered to pay a $110,000 fine for not complying with a subpoena from the New York attorney general's office in a civil complaint against him. Now, the office of DA Letitia James is slamming Trump, the...

Donald Trump's Deposition Day Lasted 8 Hours

He was at New York Attorney General Letitia James' office Thursday

(Newser) - Donald Trump was deposed at New York Attorney General Letitia James' office Thursday, and while it's not clear exactly how long questioning lasted, he was at the office for more than eight hours. New York state law sets the maximum length of a deposition at seven hours, and a...

Trump Back in NY, Rails Against 'Racist,' 'Lowlife' AG

Former president set to be deposed again Thursday

(Newser) - Former President Trump is expected to sit for a second deposition Thursday as part of the New York attorney general's civil lawsuit against him and his children. Trump was seen arriving at Trump Tower in Manhattan late Wednesday and later confirmed he would meet with lawyers for attorney general...

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