The New York attorney general won a major victory in her civil case against Donald J. Trump on Tuesday when a New York judge determined that the former president fraudulently inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loans and insurance deals.
The decision by Justice Arthur F. Engoron precedes a trial that is scheduled to begin Monday, and could considerably smooth Attorney General Letitia James’s path.
Justice Engoron’s decision narrows the issues that will be heard, effectively deciding that the trial was not necessary to find that Mr. Trump was liable and that the core of Ms. James’s case was valid. It represents a major blow to Mr. Trump, whose lawyers had sought to persuade the judge to throw out many of the claims against the former president.
Filing on DocumentCloud: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23991865-trump-ny-fraud-ruling
Trump’s day so far
– Massive financial penalties incoming
– Goodbye Trump Org!
– Trump’s NY business licenses being revoked
– Four Trump criminal trials still coming
– Trump is going to prisonIt’s still only 5:30 pm.