Trump PUNISHMENT Ordered By Federal Judge
(ReliableNews.org) – New York Attorney General Letitia James is currently investigating former President Donald Trump’s company. The AG claims the Trump Organization lied about the values of properties for tax and loan purposes. She subpoenaed the 45th POTUS for documents related to the probe but he hasn’t responded. A judge recently took action against him.
On Monday, April 25, NY Judge Arthur Engoron held Trump in contempt of court for failing to respond to the subpoena. On Tuesday, the judge ruled former president is to be fined $10,000 per day until he submits the required documents.
Breaking News: A New York judge held Donald Trump in contempt of court for failing to turn over documents related to an inquiry by the state attorney general. https://t.co/Uyn8HSyMOs
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 25, 2022
Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, said she intends to appeal the ruling. She said the documents in question were handed over to James’ office months ago. Furthermore, Habba said she doesn’t believe what’s happening “even come[s] close” to meeting the parameters for a “motion of contempt.”
Habba can file a sworn statement detailing every step taken to produce the documents. The judge could then dismiss the contempt charges. She said she intends to do just that.
If the case drags on and Trump refuses to pay the fines, he could be arrested. However, it’s unlikely it would happen.
What do you think about the contempt ruling? Do you believe it’s a politically motivated attack by James, a Democrat?
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