A New York judge on Wednesday ordered former United States President Donald Trump to pay a $110,000 fine and meet other conditions to lift the contempt order issued against the businessman last April. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur F. Engoron also determined that Trump must wait for the last boxes of documents that had been requested as part of an investigation into his financial transactions and those of the company to be searched. the.
Likewise, the court gave him until May 20 to meet the required requirements, reported the specialized media Law360. Last April, Judge Engoron declared Trump in contempt and asked him to hand over the documents requested by the State Attorney General’s Office as part of the investigation carried out by that office.
In addition, it determined the payment of a fine of 10,000 dollars a day until he complies with his order. Trump’s lawyers appealed the court decision, considering that the former president had complied with the demands of the Prosecutor’s Office.
An investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office tries to determine if Trump’s company inflated the value of its assets in order to obtain bank loans and in parallel reduced that same value with the intention of paying less taxes. Although it is a civil proceeding, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office also has a parallel criminal investigation open.
Trump was initially ordered to deliver the requested documentation before March 3, 2022, but the Prosecutor’s Office agreed to the former president’s request for additional time, thus extending the date until March 31. When the deadline expired, Trump objected to the delivery of documents and assured that he would not respond to the Prosecutor’s request, considering it “in violation of the judge’s order.”