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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s legal debts might now exceed a half-billion dollars.A New York judge ordered Trump and his companies Friday to pay $355 million in fines, plus interest, after ruling that he had manipulated his net worth in financial statements.The stiff penalty comes just weeks after Trump was ordered to pay $83.3 million to the writer E. Jean Carroll for damaging her reputation after she accused him of sexual assault. A separate jury last year awarded Carroll $5 million from Trump for sexual abuse and defamation. Add interest payments on top of that and the judgments could…

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ATLANTA (AP) — A man expected to be a key witness for lawyers trying to get Fani Willis disqualified from the Georgia election interference case against Donald Trump instead refused to answer most of their questions on Friday, citing attorney-client privilege during the second day of a hearing that sometimes bordered on theater.During repeated interrogations by a series of attorneys for Trump and other defendants in the election case, Terrence Bradley declined to discuss a romantic relationship between Willis and Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor she hired for the case.The lawyers contend the relationship started before Willis, the district attorney…

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Legal experts analyzed what they called “breathtaking” civil penalties against former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, former Trump Organization Comptroller Jeffrey McConney and ex-CFO Allen Weisselberg – warning other corporations based in the Empire State may realize they could suddenly be put out of business by the state on a political whim.New York Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron found Trump liable for more than $350 million in damages in the fraud suit brought against him and his company by New York State Democratic District Attorney Letitia James.Trump Sr., the Trump Revocable Trust and Trump Organization were found…

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CLEVELAND — Legal analysis: With the body of 5-year-old Darnell Taylor having been found in Franklin County, questions have come up regarding what kind of legal custody Pammy Maye had over the child.A report from 3News’ partner station WBNS 10TV in Columbus described Maye, 48, as Taylor’s “legal custodian,” which is just one type of custody arrangement available to non-parents of children in the state of Ohio. While 10TV talked with Taylor’s biological grandparents and aunt, there was no mention of either of his biological parents in that report. It’s unclear how grandparents Anthony and Tawanda Baynes ended up taking care…

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A New York judge orders former President Donald Trump to pay $355 million and cease running any businesses in the state for three years as punishment for fraudulently inflating his net worth to obtain favorable treatment from banks and other lenders. Additional penalties against Trump’s two adult sons and an associate brought the total in the civil case to $364 million. In Georgia, a divorce lawyer for lead prosecutor Nathan Wade is among several witnesses to testify at a hearing seeking to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the election interference case brought against Trump and 18 others. Here…

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Updated Feb 16, 2024, 04:15pm ESTTopline A New York state judge ordered former President Donald Trump to pay more than $350 million Friday as part of the civil fraud trial against him and his company, dealing a significant financial blow to the ex-president weeks after a jury separately ordered him to pay more than $80 million—and exceeding the estimated amount of cash Trump has in the bank. criminal court on Feb. 15 in New York.Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Key Facts Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump and businesses he controls to pay approximately $354.4 million for fraudulently…

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Rudy Giuliani faces questions from his creditors over potential conflicts of interest related to how he will pay lawyers in his ongoing legal battles, new court documents in his bankruptcy case show.The former Donald Trump attorney and New York City mayor plans to appeal a $148 million December judgement against him, while also battling to keep law licenses in New York and D.C. To continue with his legal disputes, Giuliani has been paying three law firms via two separate third-party legal funds, one of which, named Giuliani Defense, is run by his son, Andrew, according to a new filing by…

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Last updated: February 16, 2024 10:45 EST | 2 min read Source: Dalle-3 Popular crowdfunding network GoFundMe has pulled down the legal aid fundraiser for Tornado Cash co-founder and developer, citing a breach.In a Feb 15 X (formerly Twitter) post, Ryan Adams, an investor in Bankless Ventures alerted the digital asset community of the recent developments in the campaign.He noted that GoFundMe shut down the campaign and canceled the money sent to Alexey Pertsev and Roman Storm.On Feb 14, GoFundMe shut down the campaign for an alleged breach of its rules and returned funds to donors. The money we sent…

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Former federal prosecutor Neal Katyal disparaged former President Trump’s legal claims on why he should not be prosecuted, saying “chutzpah doesn’t begin to describe” Trump’s defense.  The former principal deputy solicitor general under former President Obama scrutinized Trump’s arguments on why he should not face prosecution in a hush-money payment case where he faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC.  “Altogether, chutzpah doesn’t begin to describe these claims,” Katyal told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “These are claims that the guy can’t see straight. I mean, in what constitution on Earth would permit that seven-fold…

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Thursday’s evidentiary hearing on the misconduct claim against Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis yielded a lot of drama but little evidence of wrongdoing, legal experts say. Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee held a hearing after Ashleigh Merchant, an attorney for Trump co-defendant Mike Roman, alleged an improper relationship between Willis and top prosecutor Nathan Wade and claimed that Wade used his earnings from the case to fund trips for the pair. The hearing began with a bombshell claim from Robin Yeartie, a former friend of Willis, who claimed that the pair’s relationship began in 2019, well before they…

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