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Judge Conditionally Lifts Trump Contempt Ruling

A judge in New York has ruled that former president Donald Trump can avoid contempt of court if he pays a fine and jumps through a couple of other hoops.

New York Justice Arthur F. Engoron determined that Trump’s team had done almost everything they needed to do to remove themselves from contempt of court and the $10,000 daily fine that goes along with it, reports Frank G. Runyeon at Law360.

If Trump pays the $110,000 in fines that have accrued to date, his team sufficiently explains their processes for keeping and destroying documents, and authorities can examine some more boxes of documents, he will be out of contempt of court that stemmed from his staff’s failure to comply with the New York attorney general’s subpoena of documents relating to the investigation of the Trump Organization.

“The $110,000 should be paid to the attorney general to purge the contempt,” Engoron

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