A New York judge on Wednesday requested Donald Trump be released from contempt of a court order – as long as the ex-president pays a $110,000 fine by the end of next week and meets a number of other conditions.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron agreed to vacate the April 25 civil contempt order he issued over Trump’s failure to respond to a subpoena for documents in Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation of the Trump Organization.
Engoron had also imposed daily fines of $10,000 until Trump complied. The former president now has until April 20.
He is also required to file additional filings detailing all the places his attorneys have looked for information related to the AG’s request for documents, James’ office confirmed.
Trump’s attorneys initially responded to the subpoena by claiming they had no documents or information to turn over that hadn’t already been turned over to the AG by the Trump Organization.
Noting that the response was inadequate, Engoron said Trump’s team needed to detail all the places they looked for information.
The judge last month rejected Trump’s previous offer to overturn the contempt order, noting that he still hadn’t fully complied.
James launched her investigation in 2019 after Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress that Trump had exaggerated the company’s assets for tax, insurance and credit purposes.
The AG then filed a lawsuit in 2020, claiming the company blocked its investigation.
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