NY Attorney General Letitia James has won her case against Donald Trump.
Judge Arthur Engoron has ruled that Trump LIED in his fraud case lied about his company’s value for at least a decade by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Engoron also granted James’s request to impose sanctions on Trump, his co-defendants and their attorneys for repeatedly filing already-rejected legal arguments.
James is suing Trump on behalf of New York State for $250 million.
It’s highly unusual to lose a case before it begins, but that’s what has happened. Now Trump’s trial will be quite short since we already know the outcome. James is trying to bar the Trumps from serving as head of New York-licensed businesses or doing business deals and taking out loans for five years.
New York Times: “Justice Engoron’s decision narrows the issues that will be heard, effectively deciding that the trial was not necessary to find that Mr. Trump was liable and that the core of Ms. James’s case was valid. It represents a major blow to Mr. Trump, whose lawyers had sought to persuade the judge to throw out many of the claims against the former president.”
He added: “That is a fantasy world, not the real world,” he added.