NY Judge Rules Trump Liable For Fraud; Trump: ‘This Is Democrat Political Lawfare’

On Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled that former President Trump is liable for “persistent fraud” after the New York State Attorney General’s Office (OAG) said Trump had prepared, certified, and submitted to lenders false and misleading financial statements. Trump responded by condemning the ruling as “Democrat Political Lawfare.”

On November 3, 2022, the judge found that the defendants, including Trump, his two sons Donald Jr. and Eric, and members of the Trump organization “had a propensity to engage in persistent fraud by submitting false and misleading statements of financial condition on behalf of defendant Donald J. Trump.”

After the defendants moved to dismiss the complaint, the court denied the motion on January 6, 2023. The defendants appealed that ruling.

Trump responded in a post on his social media platform Truth Social.

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