Former President Donald Trump's attempt to halt his civil fraud trial has been unsuccessful, as an appeals court judge denied his request. The trial, which has already seen Trump present for the first three days, will proceed as scheduled.
There are concerns that this ruling could lead to the seizure of Trump Tower and other properties. Trump's attorneys argued against stopping the trial, but the court rejected their arguments as being without merit.
Testimony and evidence have already been presented in the trial, while criticisms of the ruling have emerged.
Appeals Court Denies Trump's Request to Halt Trial
The appeals court rejected Trump's request to halt the trial, meaning that the proceedings will continue as scheduled. Trump's attorneys made an attempt to put the trial on hold in order to prevent the seizure of Trump Tower and other properties, but the court rejected their justifications.
Trump's lawyer argued that the ruling could set a dangerous precedent and harm employees, but the State Deputy Solicitor General offered to maintain business licenses until after the trial. However, the appeals court upheld New York law, ensuring that business certificates would not be canceled or dissolved.
As a result, the trial will proceed as planned, representing a significant development in Trump's ongoing civil fraud case.
Trial Continues Despite Trump's Attempt to Delay Proceedings
Despite Trump's failed attempt to delay the trial and prevent the enforcement of a pretrial ruling that could result in the seizure of Trump Tower and other properties, the trial will continue as scheduled. The court rejected Trump's lawyers' requests for a delay, deeming them to be without merit.
The trial, which has already heard from the former Trump Organization controller, will now proceed with Trump's finance chief as the next witness. The judge has outlined procedures for enforcing the ruling, including the appointment of a monitor and the requirement for defendants to inform the monitor of any new business licenses or attempts to create new entities.
Trump's unsuccessful attempts to delay the trial mean that the case will move forward as planned.
Judge Rules Trump Committed Fraud: Seizure of Properties Possible
In a landmark decision, a judge has ruled that Trump committed fraud by exaggerating the values of his assets, potentially leading to the seizure of his properties, including the renowned Trump Tower.
Testimony from a former Trump Organization controller revealed inflated values assigned to properties like the Mar-a-Lago resort. Trump's finance chief is expected to testify, shedding more light on his fraudulent activities.
While Trump's lawyers have criticized the ruling, questioning its clarity and real-world effects, enforcement procedures are already being put in place.