New York judge to drop contempt order against Trump

A New York judge on Wednesday released former President Donald Trump from a judicial order holding him in contempt of court — on the condition that he pay a $110,000 fine.

Trump, whose business dealings are under a civil investigation by the New York state Attorney General’s Office, failed to comply with a December subpoena for financial documents. On April 25, Justice Arthur Engoron of the New York Supreme Court for New York County held Trump in contempt of court and ordered him to pay $10,000 a day until he complied with the subpoena.

The penalty amounted to a $110,000 penalty by May 6, when Trump’s lawyers submitted 66 pages of court documents detailing efforts to locate the subpoenaed records.

Engoron lifted the contempt order on Wednesday, but with a few conditions. Trump must pay the $110,000 fine, and should he not meet the conditions by May 20, Engoron

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