NEW YORK (News21USA) – A New York appeals court on Thursday denied Donald Trump’s latest attempt to delay a civil trial in which he is accused of massive corporate fraud, allowing the trial to begin as scheduled on Monday.
It is the latest legal setback for Trump in the case. On Tuesday, the trial judge ruled that Trump and his business empire inflated his net worth to deceive banks and insurers, resolving one of the key claims in the lawsuit, which was filed by the New York Attorney General. , Tish James.
Earlier this month, Trump asked an appeals court to intervene in the case. He argued that trial judge Arthur Engoron had failed to follow through with an earlier appeal decision that Trump said limited the scope of the case against him. As part of his request, Trump asked the appeals court to postpone the trial, a proposal James strongly opposed.
In a terse order Thursday afternoon, the appeals court technically left unresolved Trump’s underlying attempt to force Engoron to issue certain rulings in Trump’s favor, because the court is still hearing arguments on that issue. But the court denied Trump’s request for a delay, a sign that the court is unlikely to be receptive to Trump’s attempt to make a last-minute turn in the process.
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The trial is expected to address the remaining claims, as well as determine any financial penalties Trump may face. James’ office is seeking $250 million in fines.