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A spokesperson for the New York Attorney General’s Office announced today that former US President Donald Trump has paid a $110,000 fine for failing to appear before a civil investigation into his companies’ practices after a subpoena was requested..
Paying the fine is one of three steps Trump must take before a judge lifts a contempt of court order against him last month for failing to cooperate with Leticia James in an investigation into whether the Trump Organization provided misleading financial information to Trump. banks and tax authorities..
Judge Arthur Engoron upheld Trump’s contempt and fined him $10,000 a day starting last month, after the judge concluded it was unclear whether Trump had conducted a full search of the documents requested by Detective Leticha..
Last week, Engoron conditionally lifted the contempt and suspended the right to the fine after Trump provided details of his search for the records.
But the judge said he would start fining Trump again if he didn’t pay his fine by May 20..
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