BREAKING: Trump appeals horrible Engoron decision in New York civil fraud case

It’s just been reported that Trump has just appealed the outrageous decision by Judge Engoron with the First Judicial Department Appellate Division in New York.

Here’s more from The Hill:

Former President Trump on Monday appealed a judge’s decision ordering him to pay more than $450 million in the New York attorney general’s sprawling civil fraud case against his business empire.

Judge Arthur Engoron’s decision earlier this month marked a stunning legal and financial blow to the former president, barring him from serving in a leadership role in any New York business for three years and ordering independent officials to monitor Trump’s companies.

The decision followed a months-long trial after which the judge determined Trump and top executives for years conspired to alter his net worth to receive tax and insurance benefits.

Trump’s appeal was expected, as both he and his lawyers have attacked the judge’s ruling as politically motivated and a “manifest injustice” for days. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

With Trump’s notice of appeal formally filed, the case will head to the First Judicial Department Appellate Division, where the former president will seek to get the nine-figure fine and the other penalties tossed.

The appeal comes after Trump’s attorneys sought to delay enforcement of the $454 million sum by 30 days to “protect” the former president’s appellate rights. Engoron last week declined to do so.

Trump is also responsible for paying additional interest on the stunning fine, if it is upheld. The clock began when Engoron entered judgment and has been climbing by tens of thousands of dollars per day.

The reason it’s taken so long to appeal the case is because they had to wait on Engoron’s clerk to file the judgement to make it official, which happened Friday.

If Trump loses here he can appeal it to the state supreme court, but hopefully it won’t come to that.


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