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NY Judge Expands Trump Gag Order as Ex-President Pays $175M Bond in Civil Fraud Case

HeadlineApr 02, 2024

New York Judge Juan Merchan expanded a gag order on Donald Trump Monday ahead of his April 15 criminal hush money trial, barring Trump from attacking the judge’s family members. Among other things, Trump called Merchan’s daughter a “Rabid Trump Hater” and shared a photo of her on social media.

Meanwhile, Trump posted a $175 million bond in his civil fraud case Monday as he appeals the $464 million judgment against him. The bond is underwritten by the California-based Knight Specialty Insurance Company. The company is owned by billionaire Don Hankey, who has been dubbed the “king of subprime car loans” and is the largest shareholder in Axos Bank, which has provided financial services to Trump and Jared Kushner’s family businesses.

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