Trump to Attend N.Y. Civil Fraud Trial; Delays Deposition in Cohen Suit

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Donald Trump on Friday disclosed his intention to appear in person at New York's $250 million civil fraud trial against the former president and his company.

New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, filed the suit Sept. 22, 2022, claiming Trump artificially inflated asset values by billions of dollars annually in order to deceive banks and insurers for favorable loan and policy terms. Trump denies the claim.

Trump's revelation he would attend the New York trial came in an unrelated matter. In a filing Friday, he asked to reschedule a deposition set to take place in his lawsuit against his former attorney, Michael Cohen, according to The Hill. Chief Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres, who oversees proceedings in Miami, acceded to Trump's request, BNN Bloomberg reported.

This delay further complicates Trump's tumultuous legal agenda, marked by previous clashes over trial and deposition dates. As he campaigns for a potential return to the White House in 2024, Trump finds himself entangled in four criminal cases and multiple civil lawsuits.

 

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