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Judge orders Trump to pay $10K a day until he complies with subpoena from NY’s AG

This Monday, a judge in New York held former President Donald Trump in contempt of court and fined him $10,000 for each day he fails to comply with a subpoena requiring him to turn over documents requested by New York Attorney General Letitia James for her investigation of his businesses’ finances, CBS News reports.

“Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously, and I take mine seriously, I hereby hold you in civil contempt and fine you $10,000 a day,” said New York Supreme Court judge Arthur Engoron.

Unsurpisingly, Trump attorney Alina Habba disagreed with the ruling.

“We respectfully disagree with the court’s decision today. All of the documents, as I explained, responsive to the subpoena, were already produced to the attorney general month’s ago,” Habba said.

As CBS News points out, Trump failed to meet a March 31 deadline to turn over the documents, claiming he didn’t have the documents that were requested.

“The March 31 deadline came and went and we received zero documents,” Andrew Amer, an attorney for James’ office, said in court Monday, later asking, “Is Mr. Trump thumbing his nose at this court’s order?”

But according to Habba, there’s “simply nothing” more for Trump to provide.

It was already provided. So your honor, how is President Trump in contempt?” Habba asked.

Read the full report over at CBS News

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