Former President Donald J. Trump may face a civil trial starting next week, as a New York appeals court rejected his bid to dismiss evidence against him. The court’s ruling comes after Justice Arthur F. Engoron found Trump liable for fraudulent conduct in overvaluing his properties, which resulted in him losing control over his New York assets. New York Attorney General Letitia James accused Trump of inflating his net worth to secure favorable loan terms from banks and is seeking to recover $250 million in gains. The trial, presided over by Justice Engoron, would determine if Trump and his company will face additional penalties, including financial sanctions.
Although Trump still has the option to appeal Justice Engoron’s order, it remains uncertain whether the appeals court would consider his appeal. It is a developing story, and updates will follow to provide further details on the case.
In summary, a civil trial involving former President Trump’s alleged property value manipulation, leading to him losing control of his New York assets, may commence soon. The New York appeals court rejected Trump’s attempt to have the evidence against him thrown out, following Justice Engoron’s ruling that found Trump liable for fraudulent behavior. The trial, overseen by Justice Engoron, will also determine if Trump and his company will face additional penalties, with New York’s Attorney General seeking to recover $250 million in gains. Trump’s options to halt the trial are running thin, though there is still a possibility of an appeal.