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Judge lifts contempt ruling against Trump but with conditions

A judge in the state of New York lifted a state civil contempt ruling against former but ruled that Trump would still have to pay $110,000 in fines accrued since the original contempt ruling went into effect on April 25.

On April 25, New York Judge Arthur Engoron found Trump in contempt in a civil proceeding in which New York Attorney General Letitia James sought documents from the Trump organization for a financial fraud investigation. Engoron originally issued the contempt finding after Trump’s team said they couldn’t locate specific documents that James’ team subpoenaed. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Engoron agreed to lift the contempt order, but Trump’s team would have to pay the existing fines, undergo a digital forensic review, and provide additional information about the Trump organization’s document retention policies and their efforts to locate the documents James is seeking.

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