Donald Trump pays $110,000 to NY AG Letitia James amid business investigation

Attorney General Letitia James makes former President Donald Trump pay – in the amount of $110,000.

Trump was slapped with a $10,000-a-day fine for civil contempt weeks ago and paid Thursday after unsuccessfully campaigning to have the fines blocked, according to a spokesman for James’ office.

The counter began running on April 26 after Manhattan Superior Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled that the 45th President had missed a March 31 deadline to respond to a subpoena from James.

As Trump fuels speculation about his political future, the former president remains locked in an ongoing legal battle with James.

A representative for James’ office noted that Trump, now based in Florida, could get the contempt injunction overturned by providing additional affidavits and other details related to his business dealings.

Former US President Donald Trump
Trump paid a $10,000-a-day fine for civil contempt.
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News of the fines being paid was first reported on Friday by legal news outlet Law360.

James is seeking testimony from Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr. in an investigation into their business dealings.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen told Congress in 2019 that his longtime boss had exaggerated the value of his deals to lenders, insurers and the tax man.

New York Attorney General Letitia James
AG James wants testimony from Trump and his children Ivanka and Donald Jr.
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A Trump representative could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.

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