May 18, 2022
US court suspends contempt order against Donald Trump, but ex-president must pay $110,000 |  Globalism

US court suspends contempt order against Donald Trump, but ex-president must pay $110,000 | Globalism

justice we Decided that the former president Donald Trump He is no longer defying justice for not complying with a subpoena in a civil investigation by the New York state attorney general into his business practices, but must pay a $110,000 fine.

Judge Arthur Engoron accused Trump, during a virtual hearing, of making a false allegation in an affidavit relating to a request for documents related to his family’s real estate business, The Trump Organization.

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Engoron said the $10,000-a-day fine he imposed on Trump in April for failing to comply with the subpoenaIt stopped piling up on Friday, when the former president and his lawyers filed new filings detailing the steps they took to find documents relevant to Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation..

Trump said in an affidavit on May 6 that he did not have any relevant documents.

Engoron disputed Trump’s claim that he hasn’t communicated digitally since 2010, citing his Twitter posts and current posts on the Truth Social, a social network he founded.

“We all know he uses electronic communication — 80 million people were on his Twitter account,” Engoron said. “The sentence must be true. This sentence is simply not true.”

Michael Madeo, Trump’s attorney, said the statement was not intended to suggest Trump was not posted on social media. Alina Heba, another lawyer for Trump, said Trump did not use direct messages on Twitter and that his tweets were not related to the investigation.

Judge gave Trump until May 20 to meet the additional conditions, otherwise the contempt order could be reinstated and the fine returned retroactively.

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