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Letitia James asks for sanctions against Trump in $250M lawsuit


Letitia James asks for legal sanctions against Trump in $250 million lawsuit
by Misty Severi, Breaking News Reporter
September 05, 2023 04:36 PM

New York Attorney General Letitia James requested legal sanctions against former President Donald Trump and the co-defendants who are tied to a $250 million lawsuit against Trump's organization.

James asked a judge for the sanctions, which amount to $20,000, in court documents Tuesday. She claimed the former president has made the same legal argument five times, despite the argument being rejected by the courts three times and being referred to as "frivolous." The two that have not been denied have not been ruled on yet because they were filed last month.

James's office noted that the court can impose sanctions on any party or lawyer in a civil action who engages in "frivolous conduct."

The legal argument Trump's team attempted to use is that the district attorney's office does not have the standing or capacity to bring claims that Trump and his colleagues "grossly" inflated Trump's net worth by billions of dollars.

James also accused the organization of cheating lenders and other people through false or misleading financial statements. The alleged fraud occurred beginning in 2011, and James filed the lawsuit last year.



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