Apr 27, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump's daily $10,000 contempt fines start today, judge rules

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on April 02, 2022 near Washington, Michigan.
Former President Trump speaks to supporters at a rally on April 2. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Trump's fine of $10,000 per day for contempt of court must start on Tuesday, a New York judge ruled.

Driving the news: N.Y. state court Judge Arthur Engoron said in a written ruling the former president had "willfully disobeyed" his earlier order to turn over documents to N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James for her investigation into the Trump Organization, per Bloomberg.

  • Trump denies any wrongdoing and will appeal the contempt ruling and the fine, CNBC notes.
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