Trump’s Request Denied

(TheIndependentStar.com) – In a disturbing new act of leftist judicial repression against Donald Trump, the former president’s request to put on hold the payment of the giant $355 million fine imposed on him has been flat-out rejected by New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, who issued it.

On Thursday, Engoron denied a motion from Trump’s legal representatives to pause the enforcement of the fine.

Last week, the judge ordered Trump to settle the fine at the culmination of a civil business fraud trial in New York initiated by the state’s Democrat Attorney General, Letitia James.

Trump’s legal team submitted the request to delay the payment early in the week, but by Thursday, Engoron dismissed their plea, Newsweek reports.

He wrote briefly to Trump’s attorney, Cliff Robert, that the arguments presented failed to provide a sufficient basis for postponing the fine.

Last Friday, Engoron mandated Trump and his corporate entities to remit a total of $354,868,768.

This ruling was justified with alleged findings of fraudulent misrepresentation of the value of Trump’s business assets in financial statements.

In addition to the financial penalty, Trump was prohibited from engaging in business activities within New York for three years.

This verdict also extended additional penalties to Trump’s adult sons and several former executives of the Trump Organization.

Trump has expressed his intention to contest the decision. He said his legal predicaments, which include 91 felony criminal charges, were a politically charged vendetta intended to undermine his potential re-election bid.

The report notes that the financial implications for Trump are significant, with the accruing daily and pre-judgment interest on the principal fine escalating his indebtedness to over $453.5 million.

New York’s Attorney General Letitia James, who initiated the lawsuit against Trump, has pledged to pursue the seizure of his assets should he default on the payment.

In response to what has been criticized as an “unjust judgment,” supporters of Trump, whose net worth is estimated to be around $2.6 billion, initiated a GoFundMe campaign to assist with the fine’s payment.

As of Thursday, this campaign had garnered about $1 million.

Meanwhile, speculations about Trump’s financial capacity to post a $400 million cash bond required for an appeal have emerged.

Despite most of his wealth being tied in non-liquid assets like real estate, the former president reportedly possesses approximately $600 million in liquid assets, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.