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Judge Delays Verdict in Trump’s NY Civil Trial

The verdict in the civil business fraud trial in New York involving former President Donald Trump has now been postponed for a minimum of one additional week.

Initially, Judge Arthur Engoron had projected that he would render his ultimate decision by the conclusion of January.

The verdict regarding Engoron is anticipated to be rendered between early and mid-February, according to a spokesman for the New York State Office of Court Administration.

However, he added that this was only a “rough estimate” and subject to change.

Last week marked the conclusion of closing arguments in the trial.

In a lawsuit filed against Trump, New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a fine of over $370 million on the grounds that he misrepresented the value of his company’s assets in financial statements.

Already, some of Trump’s business licenses in New York have been revoked by Engoron, which has found Trump and several of his senior executives, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, liable for fraud.

Engoron thwarted Trump’s final argument attempt last month during the trial, subsequent to Trump’s attorneys objecting to the judge’s insistence that Trump address solely “relevant” subjects and at the conclusion of the trial.

Trump maintains that James, who threatened to “get” the former president during her attorney general campaign, is acting maliciously towards him for political gain.

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