Judge Snaps at Trump Lawyers for Repeat Issue

Judge Arthur Engoron snapped at Donald Trump’s lawyers for arguing the court cannot fine the former president for illegal profits during his civil business fraud trial on Tuesday.New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing former President Donald Trump for $250 million, accusing him of inflating his net worth by billions of dollars to obtain benefits such as better bank loans and reduced tax bills between 2011 and 2021.

But Engoron disputed that notion, describing Trump’s legal team as ‘whistling past the graveyard,’ according to the report.’For reasons this court has explained ad nauseam, that view is simply incorrect. Disgorgement is a clearly available remedy,’ Engoron said.Disgorgement is a legal remedy requiring a party who profited from illegal or wrongful acts to give up any profits they made from doing so, to ‘prevent unjust enrichment,’ according to Cornell Law School.

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