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Trump And His Family Receives A Blow In New York City After Judge Declined To Grant Their Wish

A legal battle involving former President Donald Trump, his family, and his business took a new turn on Wednesday as Judge Arthur Engoron denied a request from Trump’s legal team to postpone the upcoming business fraud trial scheduled for October 2 in New York.

According to a report by the New York Post on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, The decision comes after a day of legal wrangling and sets the stage for a high-stakes trial that has been closely watched since it was initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) last year.

The charges brought against Trump and his associates allege business fraud, claiming that the former president had inflated his net worth by as much as $2.2 billion in a scheme aimed at reducing taxes and securing better insurance coverage.

In a bold move, James, the Attorney General, asserted that the evidence presented so far is merely the tip of a much larger iceberg of deception.

She stated, “While this is just the tip of a much larger iceberg of deception Plaintiff is prepared to expose at trial — which would result in carving off billions more from Mr. Trump’s net worth

It is more than sufficient to permit this Court to rule as a matter of law that each [statement of financial conditions] from 2011 to 2021 was false or misleading.”

The legal battle took a twist with a prior appeals court ruling that released Ivanka Trump from the lawsuit and found that certain business fraud counts fell outside the statute of limitations under New York law.

Trump’s legal team accused James of disregarding this appeals court decision and sought a delay until a judge considered both sides’ motions for summary judgment.

In a strongly worded filing submitted on Tuesday, Trump’s legal team argued, “A trial of this magnitude should not begin in chaos.

The Court and the Defendants are entitled to know the claims and issues to be tried sufficiently in advance to prepare adequately for trial.”

Judge Engoron’s ruling, delivered on Wednesday, maintains the trial’s October 2 start date.

This decision is seen as a victory for the prosecution, which has been diligently building its case against Trump and his associates over the past year.

The upcoming trial promises to be a legal spectacle, drawing considerable media attention and sparking intense political debate.

It will likely have significant implications for Trump’s personal and political future, as well as implications for the broader issues of corporate integrity, tax evasion, and financial transparency.

The legal battle will not only scrutinize Trump’s financial dealings but also test the boundaries of executive privilege and presidential immunity.

With the trial fast approaching, the world awaits the outcome of this historic legal showdown, which could shape the legacy of the former President and influence the future of political and financial accountability in the United States.

ASHLIE BLAKEY
ASHLIE BLAKEYhttps://tosbos.com/
Ashlie is a senior reporter for the TosBos News. She covers live and breaking news from 6 am every day. Ashlie joined the M.E.N. in 2019 having previously worked for Cavendish Press news agency.
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