Donald Trump Appeals Civil Contempt Order and $10,000 Daily Fine

Former President Donald Trump filed to appeal the civil contempt order imposing a $10,000 daily fine for failing to comply with a subpoena, according to court documents filed on April 27.

The fine went into effect on April 26 after New York County State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron held Trump in contempt.

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office sought the contempt order earlier this month.

James’s office has been investigating whether Trump and his company defrauded borrows, lenders, and tax authorities.

James had subpoenaed documents and information from Trump as part of the investigation.

Despite promising to comply “in full” by March 31, Trump did not hand over the documents, according to James.

In a statement on April 27, James criticized Trump’s appeal.

“The judge’s order was clear: Donald J. Trump is in contempt of court and must pay $10,000 a day until he complies with our subpoenas. We’ve seen this playbook before, and it has never stopped our investigation of Mr. Trump and his organization. This time is no different,” James said.

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