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New York AG asks court to hold Donald Trump in contempt

In February, State Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to “fully comply” with the attorney general’s subpoena requesting documents and information. Engoron also ruled that Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump must comply with the attorney general’s subpoenas, but the Trumps are appealing that decision.

In a motion filed Thursday, the attorney general’s office said Trump “did not comply at all” with the subpoena and his attorneys said he would not produce “any” documents in response to the subpoena. subpoena because his lawyers believe that if the documents exist, the Trump Organization will have them and the Attorney General’s office “will only have to wait until the Trump Organization is finished producing to get them.”

According to new documents, his office had agreed to extend the early March deadline for documents until March 31. But rather than produce the documents that day, Trump filed 16 objections to the subpoena requests.

James argued Thursday that the response from Trump’s lawyers amounted to “more delay and obfuscation,” saying his objections came too late.

“Mr. Trump should now be found in civil contempt and fined an amount sufficient to compel him to comply with the Court’s order and indemnify the OAG for its fees and costs associated with this motion.” , indicates the folder.

James asks the court to impose a fine of $10,000 a day, or such other amount as the court deems “sufficient to compel him to comply with the Court’s February 2022 order”, as well as compensation for the costs and fees of the Attorney General’s office when filing the complaint. movement.

CNN has reached out to Trump’s attorneys for comment.

James has previously said his office found multiple misleading or fraudulent inaccuracies and omissions in the Trump Organization’s financial statements, which were provided to lenders and insurers, among others, as part of its investigation.

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