Trump slams civil fraud ruling as he faces potentially more than half-a-billion dollars in fines

Feb 23, 2024 | Political News

Former President Donald Trump slammed the judge who ordered him to pay more than $350 million in the New York civil fraud case and he criticized multiple prosecutors with cases against him during a campaign event in Michigan as he faces penalties that may exceed a half-a-billion dollars.

Trump told a crowd Saturday in Waterford Township, Mich., that New York Judge Arthur Engoron is a “crooked” and “radical left-wing judge” after he ordered Trump on Friday to pay about $355 million in New York Democratic Attorney General Letitia James' civil fraud case.

He called Engoron's decision “an unconstitutional atrocity that sets fire to our laws like no one has ever seen in this country before.

“That happens in banana republics. It doesn't happen in our country. The case is a complete and total sham.”