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Judge In New York Denies Trump Request to Put Off Having to Pay Massive Civil Fraud Penalties

On Thursday, Judge Arthur Engoron made a decision to finalize the penalties imposed on former President Donald Trump in his New York civil fraud case.

Trump’s attempt to postpone the enforcement of the penalties by 30 days was denied.

After being fined $354 million and barred from conducting business in New York for three years, Trump aimed to present a different judgment than the one put forth by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Engoron disagreed, stating that Trump’s lawyers had not provided sufficient justification for a stay.

“You have failed to explain, much less justify, any basis for a stay. I am confident that the Appellate Division will protect your appellate rights.” Engoron said.

Robert expressed concerns in a letter to Engoron that James was expediting the process in a manner that deviated from standard procedure for similar cases.

During the case, Trump, intending to appeal the decision, has consistently claimed that the prosecution and judge were politically driven to undermine him as he prepares for another presidential campaign.

Concerns have been raised about Engoron, who has consistently supported Democratic candidates for the last 25 years, and James, who ran on a platform of pursuing and persecuting Trump.

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