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Trump appeals $454 million New York civil fraud judgment

Trump's attorneys said in a court filing that they are asking the appeals court to determine whether Engoron "committed errors of law and/or fact."

Published: February 26, 2024 10:38am

Updated: February 26, 2024 11:21am

Former President Donald Trump on Monday appealed the $454 million judgment that New York Judge Arthur Engoron handed him after his civil fraud trial. 

Trump's attorneys said in a court filing that they are asking the appeals court to determine whether Engoron "committed errors of law and/or fact" and whether he abused his jurisdiction and/or discretion after his Feb. 16 ruling against the former president, per The Associated Press

Last week, Trump asked Engoron to delay the payment ordered in New York Democratic Attorney General Letitia James' civil fraud case, but the judge denied the request.

The appeal did not address the requested pause in payments. 

Before the trial even began, Engoron had found Trump responsible for inflating his wealth to receive better terms on loans and insurance.

The trial was to determine the penalities against Trump. It resulted in Trump being fined $355 million plus about $100 in interest. The judge also issued an order banning Trump from serving as an officer of any New York-based business for three years and barring Trump's two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, from serving as officers for two years. 

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