The former US president in the courtroom in New York “to fight for my name and reputation”
Former US President Donald Trump will be in court today in New York, where a civil trial against him for fraud begins. Trump himself announced it on his Truth Social platform, stating that “tomorrow morning (today, ed.) I will go to court to fight for my name and reputation”.
Trump pointed the finger at New York Attorney General Letitia James, who sued him, and at Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over the non-jury trial. ”This whole case is a disgrace. See you in court Monday morning,” Trump wrote.
Supreme Court Justice Engoron ruled that Trump was responsible for fraud as part of Attorney General James’ civil case against the former president.
The former president allegedly committed fraud for years as he built the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, providing false financial information for nearly a decade by inflating the value of assets by up to $3.6 billion against banks and insurance companies. The judge also rejected Trump’s request to dismiss the prosecution. The request for damages is for 250 million dollars. The trial could last until December.