New York Lawmakers Taunt Trump

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( – New York Attorney General Letitia James seemed to be taunting former President Donald Trump for the interest that his penalty payment was accruing in the civil fraud case.

On Monday Trump’s legal team had appealed the Feb. 16 ruling from New York Judge Arthur Engoron which found him liable for paying over $350 million in penalties relating to the civil fraud case that had been brought forward against him by James. Engoron ordered that Trump was required to pay close to $354 million, as well as a post-judgment interest of $112,000 per day.

James in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on the same day as the judgment argued that this had been a big victory against the former President who had for years been involved in financial fraud in an effort to further enrich himself. She added that Trump, as well as former executives of the Trump Organization, and his two adult sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, were required to pay over $450 million in penalties and interest in this case.

James, who has frequently claimed that she does not have a “personal vendetta” against Trump posted on Feb. 23 “$464,576,230.62″ followed by another post which noted “+$114,553.04.” The second post was uploaded a day later which appeared to be a reference to the possible interest that Trump might have been accruing. Since then, she has posted the same thing once on Feb. 25.

Engoron in his ruling found that all of the defendants of the case had been liable for “persistent and repeated fraud,” and for having issued false financial statements and business records. They were also found liable for insurance fraud as well as a number of other charges.

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