Judge finds Trump in contempt in legal fight with NY AG
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the state’s attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business dealings.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay a fine of $10,000 per day.
“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously, and I take mine seriously,” Engoron said before issuing the ruling from the bench in a Manhattan courtroom, following a hearing.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, had asked the court to hold Trump in contempt after he missed a March 31 court-imposed deadline to turn over documents.
#BREAKING: In a major victory, a court has ruled in our favor to hold Donald Trump in contempt of court.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) April 25, 2022
Donald Trump must pay $10,000 per day for every day that he continues to defy the court’s order to turn over documents to my office. https://t.co/AFAPPrnce4
Trump, a Republican, has been fighting James in court over her investigation, which he has called a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
Trump spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment.