Verdict in former president’s New York civil trade fraud trial Donald Trump — which was expected Wednesday — is now expected to arrive in early to mid-February, a court spokesman said.
Alfred Baker, a spokesman for the New York State Office of Court Administration, said the new deadline for a decision, written by Judge Arthur Engoron, is still a “rough estimate” and “subject to revisions.”
“But that’s the plan of action now,” Baker said.
At the end of Trump’s trial in Manhattan Supreme Court last month, Engoron said he would try to render his final decision by Wednesday, but added there was “no guarantee” he would stick to that deadline.
As the day passed, reporters habitually refreshed the court’s docket website, without posting the final decision.
In the case, New York Attorney General Letitia James accused Trump, the Trump Organization, his two adult sons and top company executives of inflating Trump’s net worth on his financial statements in violation of the state’s anti-fraud law.
Before trial Angoron found the defendants liable for fraud.
The trial was held to determine penalties and resolve other claims of wrongdoing from James’ lawsuit. Angoron held a trial without a jury.
Reuters first reported the new deadline for the decision.