Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Trump charges again against NY attorney general ahead of civil fraud hearing

NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his attacks against New York’s attorney general, in the context of a civil trial that could lead to the dismantling of the former’s business empire president of the United States and limit his ability to do business in New York.

Trump, the favorite to become the Republican candidate to face Democratic President Joe Biden in the 2024 US election, has been accused, along with his two adult children and others, of inflating his wealth by more than $2 billion to get bank loans. favorable conditions.

In a speech outside a Manhattan courthouse before the second day of the trial, Trump called Attorney General Letitia James “grossly incompetent” and said she was building a false case against him.

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“Their numbers are deceiving,” Trump said. “He’s a fraud.”

James entered the courtroom without speaking to reporters.

The prosecutor is seeking at least $250 million in fines, a permanent ban on Trump and his sons Donald Jr. and Eric to run businesses in New York, and a five-year commercial real estate ban against Trump and the Organization. Trump.

Trial Judge Arthur Engoron has ruled that Trump committed fraud and canceled the business certificates of the companies that control the crown jewels of Trump’s portfolio, including Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street, in downtown Manhattan.

Trump has denied wrongdoing and his lawyers say they will appeal.

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