In a highly publicized civil fraud prosecution, New York Attorney General Letitia James is now seeking more than $370 million from former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants.
James reportedly requested the monetary sanction as compensation for alleged illicitly obtained profits, as stated in a document submitted to the court on Friday.
In September of that year, Judge Arthur Engoron rendered a verdict condemning Trump and the Trump Organization to fraud charges.
During that period, Trump constructed his real estate empire by deceiving banks, insurers, and others through the overvaluation of his assets and the fabrication of documents utilized in securing financing and conducting business.
Trump and his family have maintained a stance of non-compliance and asserted that the former president has consistently asserted that his assets were, in fact, undervalued.
The First Department of the New York State Appellate Division denied Trump’s challenge to Engoron’s prohibition orders a month ago.
The civil trial by non-jury is a consequence of James’ legal action against Trump and his state-based enterprises.
After the verdict was rendered, Engoron issued a partial gag order to forbid any verbal abuse of court personnel by the parties involved in response to Trump’s social media criticism of a judge’s office employee.