According to a report by Conservative on Friday, September 29, 2023, a legal battle has seized national attention, focusing on former President Donald Trump’s business valuations.
This journal report delves into the intricate details of this case, the key players involved, and its broader implications.
Judge Engoron’s ruling in September 2023 sent shockwaves throughout the political and business spheres.
He unequivocally determined that Trump had systematically overvalued his various businesses under the Trump Organization, despite routinely filing two-page disclaimers with financial statements indicating these valuations were internal estimates made in good faith.
This ruling, however, was not an isolated event but rather the prelude to a larger legal battle set for October.
This case was initiated by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who sought a substantial $250 million in damages.
To Trump and his supporters, this appeared as an attempt to damage his political prospects and permanently bar him from conducting business activities in New York.
Judge Engoron’s decision, with its implications extending beyond the immediate parties involved, raised concerns about government involvement and oversight in interpreting business finances, particularly when there was a perceived political bias within the judiciary.
Trump’s legal team vigorously contested the allegations, asserting a lack of concrete evidence of public harm and arguing for the dismissal of some claims due to statute of limitations.
However, Judge Engoron thwarted their efforts to have the case dismissed, leading to speculations of potential political biases influencing the proceedings.
In response, Trump utilized his Truth Social platform to voice his frustration and denounce the lawsuit.
He portrayed it as a politically motivated attack and criticized Judge Engoron’s refusal to move the case to the “Commercial Division,” which he believed would be a more suitable venue.
This controversy extended to social media, where videos and posts circulated, some making unverified claims that Judge Engoron had consumed alcohol during a remote court hearing.
These allegations further polarized public opinion surrounding the case.
Critics of Judge Engoron pointed to his political affiliations, emphasizing his registration as a Democrat and his associations with the ACLU and the Women’s Bar Association.
They contended that the judge had seized the opportunity to criticize Trump and his legal team.
-Trump asserted that his true worth far exceeded the numbers displayed on his financial statements, deliberately excluding his brand, considered his most valuable asset, from these valuations.
He emphasized that all loans from banks had been repaid in full, often ahead of schedule, with no defaults, and that banks had profited from these transactions.
Trump pointed to the prominent “disclaimer clause” on financial statements, discouraging reliance on provided financial data and encouraging independent research.
He highlighted the considerable cash reserves held by his company, coupled with minimal debt.
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