“Breaking: Judge Fines Trump $10,000 for ‘Not Credible’ Testimony, Sparks Heated Legal Battle”
In a dramatic courtroom showdown, former President Donald Trump has been fined $10,000 by Judge Arthur Engoron for what the judge deemed “not credible” testimony during a recent hearing.
The hearing revolved around whether Trump violated a gag order imposed by Engoron, barring him from discussing his staff publicly, following an incident where his clerk, Allison Greenfield, was attacked on social media earlier this month.
During the hearing, Trump, under oath, defended his remarks to Engoron, stating that they were not directed at Greenfield but at his former attorney Michael Cohen, who had testified against him earlier.
Despite Trump’s defense, Engoron rejected his claims, accusing him of providing untruthful testimony. Engoron stated, “As a trier of fact, I find that the witness is not credible,” leading to the hefty fine imposed on Trump.
Trump’s legal team, led by attorneys Chris Kise and Alina Habba, vehemently objected to the ruling. They argued that Trump had previously criticized Cohen’s honesty, not his partisanship, but Engoron remained firm in his decision.
This latest development comes amidst a larger legal battle. Trump faces a $250 million lawsuit filed by James, accusing him of inflating his net worth for financial gains between 2011 and 2021. The case, civil in nature, does not carry jail time, but the outcome could have significant repercussions for Trump’s reputation and financial standing.
Engoron, who recently ruled that Trump and his associates committed fraud, will now preside over several other accusations, including falsifying business records, insurance fraud, and conspiracy claims.
The courtroom drama continues to unfold, capturing the nation’s attention and fueling heated discussions on social media.
Stay tuned for more updates as this gripping legal battle unfolds, shaping the future of one of the most controversial figures in American politics.
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