New York prosecutor celebrates the fine imposed on Trump in the fraud case: "He finally faces the consequences of his illegal actions"

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The Attorney General of the state of New York, Letitia James, celebrated on Friday her “huge victory” against the former president of the United States, Donald Trump (2017-2021), condemned to pay fines worth more than 350 million dollars for several cases of fraud in his family business.

James, who filed the civil fraud case against the former president, his two older sons, and two former executives of the Trump Organization, said in a thread of messages on X that the Republican “finally faces the consequences of his illegal acts.”

The prosecutor belongs to the Democratic Party, and focused part of her campaign on attacking the former president, so Trump has accused her of being impartial and even racist, in addition to leading a political vendetta against him.


On Friday, a New York judge ordered the former president and his companies to pay about 355 million dollars in fines, and disqualified him from serving as a director of any company in the state for the next three years.

In addition, his two older sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, will have to pay about 4 million dollars each, and the two accused executives will not be able to serve as financial managers of any company in New York ever again.

It is the penalty imposed by Engoron after determining that Trump and the rest of the defendants inflated the values of their assets to achieve advantageous agreements with banks and insurers.

“Ordinary Americans cannot lie to a bank to get a mortgage, and if they did, our government would punish them,” the prosecutor assured in her thread of messages.

Shortly after, during an appearance in New York, James highlighted that the prosecution has demonstrated “the astonishing extent of his fraud, and the exact way in which Donald Trump and the rest of the defendants deceived banks, insurers, and other financial institutions for their personal benefit.”


“Today, the court ruled again in our favor and in favor of every hardworking American who follows the rules,” the prosecutor elaborated.

James had asked for a fine of 370 million dollars and a lifetime ban in the real estate sector of the state against the former president, who also faces four criminal cases in different states of the country.