The NY attorney general’s office has dropped its civil suit against former President Donald Trump, his eldest sons Donald Jr and Eric, and their company.
The trial has dragged on for almost six weeks so far with the testimony of 25 witnesses in total – 24 of whom were present in person.
Ivanka Trump was the last witness called before the attorney general’s office dropped the case. He followed the testimony of his father and brothers Donald Jr. and Eric.
Judge Arthur Engoron had already ruled before the start of the trial that Donald Trump and his co-accused committed “perpetual and repeated” fraud.
A judge is now considering how much the Trumps will have to pay in damages for profits they allegedly received from business fraud, including inflating Donald Trump’s net worth on financial statements.
The attorney general wants to prove six additional claims, including falsifying business records, issuing false financial statements and insurance fraud.
The attorney general wants to stop the Trumps from doing business in New York.
The case saw a number of fireworks, including a judge charging Donald Trump with two fines totaling $15,000 for violating his gag order that prohibits anyone from commenting on his staff. The former president had repeatedly criticized the Engoron law clerk.
Donald Trump went to court for seven days, where he attacked New York Attorney General Letitia James, the judge, and the case against him.
He did the same when he stood up earlier this week with lengthy speeches during his testimony that sparked many admonishments from the judge.
Trump’s lawyers will begin their defense on Monday and say they will finish by mid-December.