(PartiallyPolitics.com) – In New York City, former President Donald Trump continues to be a part of a civil fraud brought against him and his business brand, however recently the trial appeared to have turned personal.
Trump, who is leading the 2024 presidential primary race for the Republican party and is most likely to be the Republican presidential nominee, is currently facing not only a civil fraud trial in New York City but also criminal charges in four other cases, two state cases, and two federal cases.
In the New York civil fraud case prosecutors have alleged that for decades Trump, his two adult sons, and the Trump Organization have been using a practice of inflating the value of his business assets in order to gain access to more beneficial loans and insurance premiums, while deflating their value in order to reduce the taxes they were required to pay. Trump’s business is what allowed him to build his reputation and his successful business had been the stepping stone that ultimately allowed him to have a successful presidential campaign in 2016.
In the case, Trump is facing his longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen. His children have also been involved in providing their testimony about the family company’s business practices.
Former White House press secretary during the Trump administration Sean Spicer said that it was clear that this case was a bit more personal as it dealt with Trump’s name, family, business, and entire brand.
The civil lawsuit was brought forward by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D). Before the start of the juryless trial, Judge Arthur Engoton ruled that Trump was liable for fraud and argued that James had proved the most major argument in her case.
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