Judge Orders Trump to Pay Six-Figure Fine
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A New York judge said he would lift a contempt of court finding against former President Donald Trump if he pays a $110,000 fine.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered that Trump’s $110,000 contempt fee be paid to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office.
Engoron ruled that he would lift the contempt finding if Trump and the Trump Organization meet certain conditions no later than May 20.
In addition to the six-figure fine, Trump’s legal team must provide information on the Trump Organization’s document retention and destruction policy. If the former president doesn’t adhere to the conditions, the judge will reinstate the contempt finding.
The judge has agreed to place Trump’s fine in an escrow account until the completion of his contempt appeal.