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Trump Faces Hurdles in Securing Bond Amid Appeals for $454.2 Million Fraud Judgment
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Trump Faces Hurdles in Securing Bond Amid Appeals for $454.2 Million Fraud Judgment

United States – Donald Trump will not be able to post a full bond while he is appealing a $454.2 million judgment. This is after a judge in New York state issued a sentence against him in the criminal fraud case that the lawyers of Ex-president’s demanded that a $20 million bond be set instead of the one he was holding.

Three-Year Ban and Monetary Penalty

On March 10, the attorney for Ex-President Trump’s former personal attorney filed appeals at two branches of the state court, Manhattan and Queens, with the hope of overturning a February 16 plate by Justice Arthur Engoron, which resulted in a three-year ban from working as the head of a major company based in New York or taking loans from banks that have registered operations in New York, as reported by Reuters.

Locally, Engoron ruled in favor of AG Letitia James, who was the plaintiff in the case. She accused the Trump family company of overstating their properties’ values in order to inflate the president’s net worth and get better terms for loans and insurance.

Overstating Property Values

The judge ordered them to pay Trump $354.9 million; last week, he paid the total interest of $454.2 million. Additionally, $112,000 is added to the amount on a daily basis.

The federal trial court was wrong; on appeal, Trump’s lawyers told the Appellate Division, a mid-level court, that it would be an “exorbitant and punitive amount of the judgment coupled with an unlawful and unconstitutional blanket prohibition on lending transactions” and “impossible to secure and post a complete bond.”

Trump’s Appeal Argument

They, however, stated that the president’s $100 million bond over and above his and his organization’s net worth and the court order that monitors the dealings of the Trump Organization would be very sufficient to protect the judgment.

Additionally, Trump’s counsel demanded a pending decision that would halt the attachments of Trump’s personal or real estate assets to fundraise for the money settled by James unfairly.

The office of James sent no reply to messages inquiring about this matter.

If Trump failed in his appeal and was unable to meet up with his creditors’ claims, a bonding company would have to make arrangements for any payout.

Besides, it could encounter problems in its efforts to raise cash in the eventuality that Trump, who is now an active contestant for president from the Republican Party, managed to seize the White House from his Democrat female counterpart, Joe Biden.

Multifaceted Legal Challenges

It is needed besides avoiding bond for an expected appeal of last month’s $83.3 million defamation verdict in favor of the writer E. Jean Carroll, as reported by Reuters.

In the case of the judge, he wants to appeal without posting any security, but if that is not possible, then the bail amount out of security should not be greater than $24.5 million.

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