Monday, April 15, 2024

Donald Trump — with Nothing Left to Lost — Goes After Judge Engoron as “Political Hack Judge”


Donald Trump is on the warpath against Judge Arthur Engoron. He’s decided to “egg him on” with a blistering post labeling the distinguished jurist a “hack.”

Yesterday Engoron essentially ended the Trump Organization with his order in Trump’s New York fraud case. He accused Trump of overvaluing his business and assets by over $3 billion to gain tax advantages.

Engoron took expert testimony that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is only worth $18 million. Trump is insisting it’s; worth $1.8 billion.

Even the NY Post today got the estimate up to only $320 million thanks to local realtors. That would still leave Trump off by $1.5 billion!

from Trump:

“WE NEED JUSTICE IN OUR COUNTRY! This political hack judge, who values, Mar-a-Lago, the most spectacular parcel of real estate in Palm Beach, and perhaps all of Florida, at $18 million in order to reduce valuations on my financial statements, which are, in fact, lower than my actual net worth, must be stopped. I have had very unfair judges since entering politics, but nobody has been as unhinged as this guy. Mar-a-Lago is worth, perhaps, 100 times more than he values it. Other properties are likewise worth substantially more. I am worth billions more than my very conservatively stated financial statements, and therefore could not have defrauded the banks, who all made money & were all paid back, or are current, with no defaults or any other problem. Additionally, there is a powerful Disclaimer Clause on the first pages of the Financial Statements it states that nothing in the financial statement should be excepted as fact!”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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