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Judge in Trump's civil fraud trial receives envelope with white powder

The substance was not believed to be harmful, and two court officers were the only two exposed to it. 

Published: February 28, 2024 1:39pm

New York Judge Arthur Engoron, who oversaw former President Donald Trump's civil fraud trial, reportedly had an envelope with white powder sent to him Wednesday. 

Sources told ABC News that the letter never got to the judge, but was retrieved by the operations office of the courthouse.

The substance was not believed to be harmful, and two court officers were the only two exposed to it. 

This incident happened just before 10 a.m.

Engoron ruled that Trump had to pay $454 million in his civil fraud trial and determined him responsible for inflating his wealth to receive better terms on loans and insurance.

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