NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge found former President Donald Trump in contempt of court Monday for failing to adequately respond to a subpoena issued by the state’s attorney general as part of a civil investigation into his business dealings.
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay a fine of $10,000 per day.READ MORE: Video Shows Squeegee Worker Assaulting A Driver At Busy Baltimore Intersection
“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously, and I take mine seriously,” Engoron said before issuing the ruling from the bench in a Manhattan courtroom, following a hearing.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, had asked the court to hold Trump in contempt after he missed a March 31 court-imposed deadline to turn over documents.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Tornado Watch Canceled For Maryland, Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains
Trump, a Republican, has been fighting James in court over her investigation, which he has called a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
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