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Donald Trump Arrives in New York for Start of Civil Fraud Trial

HeadlineOct 02, 2023

Donald Trump arrived in New York City Sunday night, ahead of his appearance in court today for the start of his civil fraud trial. A judge last week agreed with New York Attorney General Letitia James that Trump, members of his family and the Trump Organization unlawfully inflated the value of their assets to obtain favorable loans and lower insurance rates. James is seeking $250 million in damages and a ban on Trump doing business in New York.

Meanwhile, in Georgia, Scott Hall, one of Trump’s co-defendants in his election interference case, pleaded guilty to five criminal counts related to efforts to remove and tamper with election equipment. Hall, a Georgia bond bailsman, is the first co-conspirator to plead guilty. As part of a deal with Fulton County prosecutors, he has agreed to testify in future proceedings and received five years probation, along with a fine of $5,000.

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