Tag Archives: Letitia James

New York Judge Lifts Contempt Order Against Trump

CBS News reports: A New York judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump is no longer in contempt for failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state’s attorney general. The former president’s April 25 contempt finding came after he contested a December subpoena. Trump claimed he had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, leading to …

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Trump Crime Family Loses Bid To Escape New York AG

Law & Crime reports: Former president Donald Trump and several of his adult children lost yet another bid to avoid sitting for depositions in a civil fraud investigation brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) after the state’s highest court rejected their latest appeal on Tuesday. The Empire State’s Court of Appeals — the state’s highest court — …

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Court Boots NRA’s Bid to Stop Probe By New York AG

CNN reports: A New York judge Friday rejected an attempt by the National Rifle Association to end an investigation of the organization by the state’s top attorney. State Supreme Court Judge Joel Cohen dismissed the NRA’s counterclaims against New York Attorney General Letitia James as not viable. The NRA had argued that James’ investigation was “unconstitutionally retaliatory or selective.” In …

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Trump And Spawn Set To Testify Before New York AG

CNBC reports: Former President Donald Trump and two of his adult children are tentatively set to begin testifying as part of a civil investigation of the Trump family business by the New York attorney general on July 15, a court filing revealed Wednesday. The agreement to testify by Trump and Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump is conditional. The testimony …

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Court Tosses Con Man’s Lawsuit Against New York AG

CNBC reports: A judge on Friday dismissed a federal lawsuit by former President Donald Trump that sought to bar a civil investigation of his business by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Brenda Sannes came a day after a state appeals court in New York upheld subpoenas issued by James compelling Trump and two …

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NY AG Takes Down 41-Member NYC Shoplifting Ring

Gothamist reports: An organized ring of shoplifters stole more than $3.7 million worth of retail goods — ranging from luxury clothing and handbags to cosmetics and coffee pods — and then resold them on eBay, according to New York Attorney General Letitia James. “These individuals stole millions of dollars of luxury goods and massive amounts of over-the-counter-medications and products from …

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Trump Pays $110,000 Contempt Fine To New York AG

Axios reports: Former President Trump has paid $110,000 in fees he owed after being held in contempt of court but must submit more information to have the order fully lifted, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office said Friday. Why it matters: A New York state judge suspended his contempt order against Trump provided he met three conditions by May …

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Trump’s Contempt Of Court Fine Is Now At $150,000

Mother Jones reports: Former President Donald Trump now owes at least $150,000 in fines for contempt of court stemming from his failure to cooperate with New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil fraud investigation into his business practices—and there’s still no indication of when the financial penalties will stop increasing. As has been in the case for nearly every decision …

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NY Democrats Push $50M Fund For Abortion Refugees

Gothamist reports: Attorney General Letitia James and state lawmakers are pushing for a dedicated fund to pay for abortions for individuals traveling from states where the procedure could soon be banned. The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would direct $50 million in state money to the Department of Health, which would then provide grants to abortion providers, according to one …

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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 …

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New York AG Nearly Done Unraveling Trump Org Scams

CNN reports: Lawyers for the New York State Attorney General’s Office said they are nearly finished with their civil investigation into the Trump Organization, after taking steps to unravel the real estate company’s assets that they described as being as complex as a “Russian nesting doll.” They still want to search two cell phones belonging to former President Donald Trump …

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New York Judge Holds Trump In Contempt, Orders Him To Pay $10K/Day Until He Complies With AG’s Subpoena

CBS News reports: A New York judge on Monday held former President Donald Trump in contempt, and fined him $10,000 per day, for failing to comply with a subpoena requiring he turn over documents to investigators conducting a sprawling financial fraud probe for New York Attorney General Letitia James. “Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously, and I …

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New York AG Presses For Contempt Order For Trump

CBS News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James urged a judge Friday to “coerce” former President Donald Trump into complying with a subpoena demanding searches of three of his mobile devices and multiple document storage sites. Trump failed to meet a court-ordered March 31 deadline to turn over subpoenaed material, claiming he had none of the documents demanded by …

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New York AG Letitia James: I Won’t Be Bullied By Trump

From New York Attorney General Letitia James: Like all Americans, Donald J. Trump is entitled to defend himself in court. However, this attorney general will not be bullied or intimidated by the former president. The courts have ruled time and time again that the office’s investigation into Mr. Trump and his financial dealings is legitimate and lawful, and Attorney General …

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New York AG Investigates Price Gouging By Oil Giants

Politico reports: State Attorney General Tish James is launching an investigation into whether oil companies are taking advantage of inflation and the Russian invasion in Ukraine to jack up prices. “Soaring gas prices are forcing working New Yorkers and low-income families to make difficult decisions on whether to pay bills or put food on the table,” James said Wednesday in …

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New York AG Seeks Contempt Charge For Trump

CBS News reports: New York’s attorney general asked a state judge Thursday to issue an order of contempt against former President Donald Trump, claiming he has failed to comply with a previous ruling requiring him to turn over documents by March 31 as part of an investigation into his company’s financial practices. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia …

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Judge Okays New York AG’s Lawsuit Over NRA’s Grifting

The Associated Press reports: A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun advocacy organization to proceed. Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen said allegations of NRA officials misspending on …

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Trump And Spawn Must Testify In New York AG’s Probe

The Associated Press reports: Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York state’s civil investigation into his business practices, a judge ruled Thursday. Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., to comply with subpoenas issued in December by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Trump and his two …

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Cuomo To File Complaint Against New York AG

Politico reports: Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will file a complaint against state Attorney General Tish James with the judicial entity that has the power to disbar lawyers, his attorney said on Thursday. James released a report in August that concluded then-governor sexually harassed 11 women, leading to Cuomo’s resignation. Five district attorneys have since said they found Cuomo’s …

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New York AG Outlines Fraudulent Trump Org Practices

The New York Times reports: The New York State attorney general, Letitia James, accused Donald J. Trump’s family business late Tuesday of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to bolster its bottom line, saying in court papers that the company had engaged in “fraudulent or misleading” practices. The filing came in response to Mr. Trump’s recent effort to block …

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