Judge to release Trump from contempt finding in N.Y. attorney general probe if he pays $110k fine

Judge Engoron ruled former president in contempt on April 25.

Updated: May 11, 2022 - 2:01pm

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A New York judge said Wednesday he's close to releasing former President Trump from a contempt finding if he meets certain conditions, including paying $110,000 in accrued fines for not turning over documents in a civil investigation.

Judge Arthur Engoron said he will conditionally lift the contempt finding if by May 20 Trump pays the fines and submits additional affidavits on his company's document retention policies and efforts to search for records and a company he hired to aid the search completes its work, according to the Associated Press

Engoron ruled Trump in contempt on April 25 and fined him $10,000 a day for not complying with a subpoena for documents in New York Attorney General Letitia James'investigation into whether Trump inflated the value of assets on financial statements for over a decade.

The $110,000 represents what Engoron ordered Trump to pay through May 6, when Trump's lawyers submitted 66 pages of court documents detailing efforts to locate the subpoenaed records, the wire service reports