Donald Trump Jr. returning to the stand in New York fraud trial as defense's first witness

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Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify for a second time in his family's New York civil fraud trial on Monday, when the defense will begin calling witnesses.

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Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify for a second time in his family's civil fraud trial in New York on Monday, when the defense will begin calling witnesses.Trump Jr. was previously called to the stand on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, when the state was presenting its side of the $250 million fraud case. He testified he relied on the Trump Organization's accountants for the financial statements that are at the center of the trial.The defense did not question Trump Jr. at the time.

Judge Arthur Engoron concluded in a pretrial ruling in September that the documents fraudulently overstated Donald Trump's wealth by billions of dollars, and the value of certain properties by hundreds of millions of dollars. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office is arguing that allowed his family and company to cut deals with banks and insurers for significantly better terms than the Trumps otherwise would have received.

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