Trump Held in Contempt, Fined $10,000 Per Day
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New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron found that former President Donald Trump is in contempt of court and must pay a fine of $10,000 per day to New York Attorney General Letitia James until he complies with the subpoenas from her office.
Engoron ruled that Trump failed to show he completed “a proper, thorough search” for paperwork requested by James’ office as part of her three-year probe of the Trump Organization.
“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously,” Engoron said from the bench on Monday. “But I take mine seriously. I hereby hold you in civil contempt and fine you $10,000 a day.”
A lawyer for Trump, Alina Habba, released a statement after Engoron’s ruling.
“We respectfully disagree with the court’s decision,” Habba said. “All documents responsive to the subpoena were produced to the attorney general months ago.”
James also released a statement on the ruling, calling it a “major victory.”
“Today, justice prevailed,” James said. “For years, Donald Trump has tried ot evade the law and stop our lawful investigation into him and his company’s financial dealings. Today’s ruling makes clear: No one is above the law.”