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Trump pays $110,000 tremendous, contempt order not lifted: Recent York AG

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry, Georgia, U.S. September 25, 2021.

Dustin Chambers | Reuters

Former President Donald Trump paid a $110,000 tremendous imposed as a part of a contempt-of-court order against him, but has failed to date to take all of the steps required to lift the order, the Recent York attorney general’s office said Friday.

Trump has until Friday to meet all of the necessities for the contempt order to be purged. If he doesn’t accomplish that, a $10,000 per day tremendous against him could possibly be reinstated.

Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, didn’t immediately reply to CNBC’s request for comment.

Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron held Trump in contempt last month, after Recent York Attorney General Letitia James’ office argued that Trump had didn’t comply with a subpoena for documents as a part of its civil investigation.

The attorney general’s office is probing allegations that the Trump Organization illegally manipulated the stated values of various properties as a way to get financial advantages when applying for loans, obtaining insurance policies and paying taxes.

Engoron’s contempt order required Trump to pay $10,000 per day for so long as he didn’t comply with the subpoena. Last week, the judge said that he would lift the contempt order if the previous president met certain conditions by Friday.

Trump complied with a few of those conditions, a spokesperson for James’ office said. Trump paid $110,000 to the office on Thursday, and a digital forensics company accomplished a required review of his files that very same day, based on the spokesperson.

But as of 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, the previous president’s lawyers had not accomplished a 3rd condition: submitting recent affidavits that give more detail about their seek for documents sought by the investigators, the spokesperson said.

The $10,000 each day tremendous against Trump was imposed on April 25. It was halted after Trump’s lawyers on May 6 provided Engoron with 66 pages of documents detailing their efforts to locate the records requested by James’ office.

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