Trump appeals against judge’s contempt order and $10,000-a-day fine

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Donald Trump is appealing the contempt of court order he received from a Manhattan judge that fines him $10,000 a day for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to documents filed Wednesday.

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The contempt order was issued in the civil investigation by New York state attorney Letitia James into the former president’s business practices. On 7 April, James asked judge Arthur Engoron to hold Trump in contempt of court for not turning over documents and information she had subpoenaed as part of the investigation.

Trump had promised to comply “in full” by 31 March, but did not, James said. Engoron granted James’s request, fining him $10,000 a day.

James’ inquiry has been focused on whether the Trump Organization provided incorrect real estate valuation, both to secure favorable loans as well as tax deductions. She recently stated the office’ had uncovered “significant evidence” of wrongdoing.

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