At Trump’s civil fraud trial before Judge Arthur Engoron in New York, the president was seen staring intently at the judge.
According to a report, Trump and his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., have been found guilty of civil fraud, as determined by the court. Six of the lawsuit’s claims, which include fabricating company documents, conspiracy, and insurance fraud, will go to trial to assess liability and possible damages. New York Attorney General Letitia James is demanding $250 million from Trump. The case’s conclusion might determine whether or not Trump keeps control of his commercial empire. The Trump family has publicly denied any wrongdoing, with Donald Trump calling the whole court case a sham.
However, reports show Judge Arthur Engoron had his decision to liquidate the Trump Organization temporarily stayed by a New York Appellate Judge last Friday after, as a part of the penalties against Trump, Judge Engoron revoked his business licenses the previous week.
Engoron reportedly stated he would continue maintaining an independent monitoring watch of Trump Organization activities and issued an order revoking some of Trump’s company licenses as a reprimand, making it futile for them to conduct business in New York.
Reports indicate Judge Peter Moulton, in the court of appeals, temporarily stayed Engoron’s dissolution of the Trump Organization. However, the judge did not halt the fraud trial.
After Engoron’s ruling, Trump claimed last week that his civil rights had been infringed. President Trump said he was successful in 80% of his case against James, but Engoron still wouldn’t admit to it.
According to Trump’s attorney, the judge’s closing remarks indicate that he agrees with his client that any deals that were finalized before 2014 are no longer relevant to the case.
A report reveals that in a 2015 speech he delivered to college students, Judge Engoron revealed that his court rulings are often influenced by his personal feelings. An emotional verdict can’t stand, Engoron argued, so he’ll use a ‘judgment notwithstanding the verdict’ (JNOV) to overturn it.