Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Trump Loses Appeal Of Contempt Of Court Ruling

Trump's request to lift a Contempt of Court ruling against him, was Denied after he filed a Sworn Affidavit earlier in the day. Trump swore that he does Not possess any of the Documents subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), that are at the heart of the $10,000-per-day Civil Contempt of Court decision against him, but a New York Judge ruled that was Insufficient.

"Mr. Trump's personal affidavit is completely devoid of any useful detail," wrote New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron. "Notably it fails to state where he kept his files, how his files were stored in the regular course of business, who had access to such files, what, if any, the retention policy was for such files, and, importantly where he believes the files are located."

Engoron called on Trump's Legal Team to submit more Detailed Information in the Affidavit, keeping the Contempt of Court Order in place, including the $10,000-a-day Fine, until Trump complies.

Andrew Amer, a Lawyer for the Attorney General's office, said Trump's Affidavit is Insufficient to overturn the Contempt of Court Finding.

"Ms. Habba, Trump's Lawyer, should identify each of Mr. Trump's properties where he maintains a 'private residence' and/or 'personal office' and describe in detail the efforts undertaken to search files maintained at each such location for responsive documents," Amer said.

"I feel like there's an 800-pound gorilla in the room, and that is, why don't we have an affidavit from him?" Engoron asked during the Hearing. "There is a difference between saying something and saying something under oath."

A prior Court Ruling had compelled Trump to comply with a Subpoena Request from James's Office by March 31st. On the day of the Deadline, however, Trump's Lawyers brought forth fresh Objections and did not turn over the Documents, the Attorney General said. Engoron held Trump in Civil Contempt of Court for failing to Comply with that Ruling.

Habba claimed she conducted a Ssearch for the requested Documents and Interviewed Trump himself in an effort to comply with the Document Request. She insisted he did Not possess any of the Documents James is after, and referred the Attorney General's office to the Trump Organization.

The Attorney General is investigating whether the Trump Organization improperly Manipulated its Asset Valuations for Tax and Business benefit. publicly claimed that Trump possesses the documents James seeks.

James wants some of Trump's Files located in Filing Cabinets near his Office and Information about Three Mobile Devices that he used, according to Court Documents.

The Document cover his New York State Properties. But he is also looking at a similar Case in Chicago. His Two Golf Clubs in Scotland records show they also used the same adjusting Property Valuation for Taxes and Loans.

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