According to concurring media reports, Donald Trump has now paid a fine for not submitting the documents on time. A New York judge also ordered searches.
Former President Donald Trump was fined $110,000 (€104,000) for failing to submit documents on time, ignoring the court. This was reported by the British newspaper “The Guardian” and several American media, citing judicial circles.
In April, a Manhattan judge threatened the former president with a $10,000-a-day fine if he disobeyed court orders. On May 11, Judge Arthur Engoron agreed to drop the contempt charge if the required documents were submitted by May 20 and the fine was paid. Trump has now apparently paid the fine totaling $110,000. The amount is now administered by the judiciary until the claims are satisfied.
Trump denies the allegations
But that’s not all: his lawyers still have to submit all the required documents to the court. The judge even ordered a company to search through boxes full of documents in a warehouse. Notes Trump allegedly used to instruct employees are said to be missing. He also threatened additional penalties if Trump and his lawyers continued to delay the investigation.