Trump Loses Appeal To Halt $10K/Day Contempt Fine

CBS News reports:

A New York court has denied former President Donald Trump’s request to put a halt to the $10,000 in daily fines and a contempt order levied by a judge on April 25. Trump was held in contempt after failing to comply with a December 1, 2021, subpoena from New York State Attorney General Letitia James in her office’s wide-ranging civil fraud probe into the former president and his company.

Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, declined to comment on the decision by New York’s Appellate Division, First Department court. Habba asked the court on Monday to issue a stay, pausing the fine while Trump appeals the contempt order. She argued in her motion that the “exorbitant fine is wholly unjustified” and “patently improper,” and that the judge who ruled Trump had failed to comply with his subpoena did so “in error.”

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