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Ivanka Trump takes the stand in New York civil fraud trial

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The civil case against former President Donald Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, and their company has been rested by the NY attorney general’s office.

The trial has lasted nearly six weeks with testimony from a total of 25 witnesses, 24 of whom were in person.

Ivanka Trump was the final witness called before the attorney general’s office rested its case, following her father and brothers in giving testimony.

Judge Arthur Engoron ruled prior to the trial that Donald Trump and his co-defendants committed “persistent and repeated” fraud.

The judge is now considering the amount of damages the Trumps will have to pay for the profits allegedly obtained through fraudulent business practices, including inflating Donald Trump’s worth on financial statements.

The attorney general is looking to prove six additional claims, including falsifying business records, issuing false financial statements, and insurance fraud.

The attorney general is also seeking to ban the Trumps from doing business in New York.

The trial has included numerous confrontations, with the judge imposing two fines on Donald Trump totaling $15,000 for violating his gag order and the former president making repeated criticisms of Engoron’s law clerk.

Donald Trump attended court for a total of seven days, where he criticized New York Attorney General Letitia James, the judge, and the case against him.

He also gave lengthy speeches during his testimony earlier in the week, which prompted multiple admonishments from the judge.

Trump’s attorneys are scheduled to begin their defense on Monday and have stated they will finish by mid-December.

 

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