Court Permits Trump To Operate NY Business

An appeals court determined that former President Donald Trump and his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump could continue operating their business in New York, temporarily reversing an earlier court decision. Despite the partial reversal, the former president will be expected to pay nearly half a billion dollars in fines without any delay, according to the same court.

A decision by a New York Appeals Court determined that Trump and his sons could not be barred from running the Trump Organization in New York State. The decision handed down by Judge Arthur Engoron last month would have barred the three members of the Trump family from operating the business in the state for three years.

Despite the victory, the appeals court judge also ruled that Trump could not delay repayment of $464 million in fines based on two court decisions. The judge said that Trump would have to post a bond for the full value of the fine.

The temporary order came before arguments from New York Attorney General Tish James (D) and Trump’s legal team due later this month.

Christopher Kise, an attorney for the former president, said that Engoron “ignored the law, ignored the facts and simply signed off on the Attorney General’s manifestly unjust political crusade against the front-running candidate for President of the United States.”

Kise further said that such case should be “decided based on the application of established legal principles to the actual evidence.”

However, Kise said that there was not one “one witness, not one complaint and not one victim supported the Attorney General’s manufactured claims of ‘fraud.’ Moreover, the evidence established President Trump’s net worth far exceeded what was reported in his financial statements.”

The New York case is not the only major court news for the former president this week. The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear an appeal from the former president regarding his legal team’s claims of immunity from prosecution.

There have been no indications of how the Supreme Court may rule, though Trump and his attorneys argued that he cannot be prosecuted for actions he took as president.