After being held in contempt of court for failing to reply to a civil subpoena filed by the New York attorney general, Donald Trump has paid $110,000 in fines.
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The New York attorney general, Letitia James, is looking into Trump’s business dealings.
There is information that could support legal action against Trump or his corporation, according to a lawyer representing James’ office last week, but a final decision has not yet been taken.
What did James discover evidence about Trump?
An inquiry by a Democrat, James, discovered evidence that the Trump Organization overstated the worth of assets including skyscrapers and golf courses for more than a decade.
Trump, a Republican, has denied the claims made against him by James. “Witch-hunt” and a “racist” investigation have been used by him to describe James’s investigation. His lawyers claim James is selectively prosecuting Trump. Trump is suing James in federal court in an effort to halt her probe into Trump’s ties to Russia.
As James’ office pointed out, Trump must still file extra paperwork to get the contempt order released despite his payment of a fine on Thursday.
As part of an ongoing investigation into Trump’s business operations, a Manhattan judge on April 25 placed Trump in contempt of court and penalized him $10,000 per day for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Justice Department.
Condemnation of contempt was lifted by Arthur Engoron on May 11, if Trump paid all fines by May 20, provided affidavits documenting the search attempts to locate and explain Trump’s and his company’s document preservation procedures to the court.
HaystackID, a company hired by Trump to help with the search, was also obliged to finish sifting through 17 boxes of off-site storage and report its results and turn over any pertinent documents. James’ office reported that the procedure was complete on Thursday.
During Trump’s legal appeal of the first contempt ruling, Engoron directed Trump to pay the money and have it held in an escrow account by the attorney general.
On May 6, Trump’s lawyers provided 66 pages of paperwork describing their efforts to locate subpoenaed records to Engoron, which halted the penalties from accruing. It could be reinstated retroactively to May 7th if the conditions are not met, according to the judge.
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