New York Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid To Postpone Enforcement Of Civil Fraud Penalties

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Judge Arthur Engoron ruled on Thursday to formalize the punishments handed down to former President Donald Trump in his New York civil fraud case after Trump attempted to delay enforcement of the penalties by 30 days.

Trump, who was fined $354 million and banned from doing business in New York for three years, had hoped to propose a counter-judgement to the one that was proposed by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Engoron disagreed and said that Trump’s lawyers had not justified the need for a stay.

“You have failed to explain, much less justify, any basis for a stay,” Engoron said. “I am confident that the Appellate Division will protect your appellate rights.”

On Wednesday, Trump lawyer Clifford Robert had told Engoron that not allowing Trump’s team to submit a counter-judgement “would be contrary to fundamental fairness and due process.”

In another letter to Engoron, Robert …

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