Letitia James Celebrates Trump Verdict

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(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Friday, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) praised New York Judge Arthur Engoron for ordering that former President Donald Trump pay a fine of over $350 million. 

James, who brought forward the fraud case against Trump argued that with this decision justice had been served. She added that this move showed that there was no one who was “above the law” despite their funds, political power, or connections. During the press conference, she also claimed that Trump’s business practices had been fraudulent as he had inflated his assets in an attempt to “cheat the system” by receiving more beneficial business deals and lower taxes. 

Engoron’s ruling marks the end of a months-long trial following James’ decision to sue Trump in 2022. I

The ruling by the New York judge requires Trump to pay $355 million which is only $15 million less than what the attorney general’s office had originally sought. Trump’s two adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., who were also included in the case have been ordered to pay over $4 million each. Finally, Allen Weisselberg, the former Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization has also been ordered to pay $1 million in this case. 

Outside of the fines that the four men need to pay, Engoron also set restrictions on their ability to be involved in business operations in the state of New York, with Trump being banned from serving as an executive officer in a corporation in the state for the next three years, while his two sons are banned from similar roles for the next two years.

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