Judge Finds Donald Trump Committed Fraud in New York
Summary from AllSides News Team
On Tuesday, a New York State Judge found former President Donald Trump committed fraud by exaggerating the value of his real estate holdings and rescinded some of Trump's business licenses.
Key Details: Justice Arthur F. Engoron ruled that New York Attorney General Letitia James had proven the main elements of her civil case against Trump and his businesses. Engoron also rejected Trump's efforts to toss the entire case, and the remaining elements will proceed to trial on Monday while an independent monitor continues to supervise the Trump Organization.
Key Quote: “The decision seeks to nationalize one of the most successful corporate empires in the United States and seize control of private property all while acknowledging there is zero evidence of any default, breach, late payment or any complaint of harm,” Trump lawyer Christopher Kise said.
For Context: The ruling was the latest development in the legal battles facing Trump arising from his years as a New York developer, his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, and his handling of national security information after leaving office. Meanwhile, he is leading the 2024 Republican candidate field by large margins.
How the Media Covered it: Some left-rated sources suggested the ruling undermines Trump's persona of himself as a master business tycoon. Some right-rated outlets focused more on Trump's criticisms of the New York judges and prosecutors, and how Trump said his civil rights had been violated.
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From the LeftRuling Against Trump Cuts to the Heart of His Identity
Nearly every aspect of Donald J. Trump’s life and career has been under scrutiny from the justice system over the past several years, leaving him under criminal indictment in four jurisdictions and being held to account in a civil case for what a jury found to be sexual abuse that he committed decades ago.
But a ruling on Tuesday by a New York State judge that Mr. Trump had committed fraud by inflating the value of his real estate holdings went to the heart of the identity that made him a national figure and launched his...
From the RightTrump attacks judges and prosecutors for ruling that he committed fraud in New York
Former President Donald Trump called judges and prosecutors “corrupt” and “highly political” Tuesday after a New York court ruled that he and his family business had committed fraud by inflating his net worth.
“It is a terrible reminder that the Radical Left Democrats will stop at nothing in trying to prevent me, and the American people, from winning the 2024 presidential election,” Mr. Trump wrote in one of multiple statements he posted on Truth Social. “Regardless of Party, we cannot let this happen in the United States of America!”
From the CenterJudge rules Trump committed fraud in building real estate empire
A New York judge found former President Trump liable for fraud Tuesday, ruling that New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) had proven the core elements of her sprawling civil case against Trump and his businesses.
Justice Arthur Engoron’s 35-page ruling also rejected Trump’s effort to toss the entire case, allowing the remaining elements to proceed to trial. The ruling also strips some of Trump’s business licenses and orders that an independent monitor continue to oversee the Trump Organization.
That trial before Engoron is scheduled to begin Monday, barring Trump’s separate, last-minute effort for a...