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New York attorney general makes first move to seize Trump's assets

The filing is the first step a creditor takes to try to recover property.

Published: March 21, 2024 1:41pm

New York Democratic Attorney General Letitia James took her first step toward seizing the assets of former President Donald Trump as part of the more than $450 million civil fraud judgment he faces. 

James' office filed judgments in Westchester County, which indicates that the state is getting ready to try to seize Seven Springs, Trump's golf course and private estate, CNN reported Thursday.

The judgments were entered with the Westchester County Clerk's Office on March 6, one week after Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay the major fraud fine and well before Trump's deadline to satisfy the judgment. 

The filing is the first step a creditor takes to try to recover property. The next steps could be putting liens on assets or trying to force a foreclosure, among other things. 

Trump offered last month to post a $100 million appeal bond instead of the full $464 million he is required to post to appeal, but Engoron denied the proposal. 

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