Trump fraud trial adjourned, all eyes now on Judge Engoron

The trial of former President Donald Trump, his two sons and the Trump Organization has ended in New York.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron adjourned Thursday after more than five hours of closing arguments.

Now Engoron will consider whether to grant the attorney general’s request to fine Trump $370 million, ban him from the state’s real estate industry for life and bar him from serving as an officer or director of a New York corporation.

New York Attorney General Letitia James accused Trump and other defendants of conspiring to falsely inflate the reported values ​​of more than a dozen properties listed on his annual financial statements to reap “hundreds of millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains” from better loan terms.

The attorney general also requested that Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, were each banned from the state’s real estate industry for five years.

Trump, currently the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has denied any wrongdoing in the case and has maintained throughout that he was the victim of politically motivated harassment by James, a Democrat.

The trial, which did not have a jury, lasted 44 days.

Engoron is expected to issue a verdict in the case in the coming weeks.

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