Sorry Arthur Engoron, you can smile for the cameras all you want, but Donald Trump is STILL keeping his businesses in New York despite your ruling that banned him from doing business in the state.
At least for a little while.
Previously, Judge Engoron had decided to bring down a heavy-handed punishment on Trump, essentially booting his businesses from the State of New York.
It's no surprise, Engoron is a lifelong Democrat who has been pouring thousands and thousands of dollars into Democrat causes for decades now.
We should have expected Engoron to treat Trump unfairly from the very start.
According to Donald Trump, Engoron did.
It took the Appellate Division stepping in to bring Engoron back to reality for a bit.
Donald's son, Eric Trump, made the announcement on social media:
We thank the Appellate Division for staying the NY Attorney General’s and Judge Engoron’s overzealous attempt to cancel our New York business certificates. Judge Engoron’s order erroneously sought to adjudicate the rights of non-party business entities that employ nearly 1,000…
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 6, 2023
Engoron had decided that Trump was to be kicked out of the Empire State because his actual wealth didn't line up closely enough with the wealth that Donald Trump had been reporting:
"A discrepancy of this order of magnitude, by a real-estate developer sizing up his own living space of decades, can only be considered fraud," Engoron decided in a juryless trial held in a liberal state.
Some of the entities that would be stripped from Donald Trump's control if Engoron gets his way are Trump Tower in Midtown, New York City; Trump Park Avenue on the city’s famous Fifth Avenue; Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley and Westchester; and possible properties on 40 Wall Street, 1290 Ave. of the Americas, and 4-6 E. 57th Street.
John Moscow is a former financial crimes prosecutor in Manhattan, said that the true nature of Engoron's ruling was to simply keep Trump out of New York.
Engoron wasn't allowed to come right out and say that's what he was trying to do, so he tried to scare Trump out by taking his businesses.
Only time will tell if it works.
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