The New York Appellate Court Division has delivered a victory to the Trump Organization and its associates by putting a stop to the New York Attorney General and Judge Engoron’s attempts to revoke the organization’s New York business certificates. The court’s decision comes as a relief to Eric Trump and the Trump family, who expressed their gratitude on Twitter.
The Trumps wasted no time in criticizing Judge Engoron’s previous ruling, calling it “overzealous” and an infringement on their Constitutional rights. They argue that the judge’s order unfairly targeted their business entities, which employ thousands of hard-working New Yorkers. According to the Trumps, these entities have never been accused of any wrongdoing and should not have been denied their day in court.
The lawsuit, initiated by New York’s Attorney General Letitia James, accuses Donald Trump and his businesses of engaging in fraudulent activities, specifically in regards to the appraisal of real estate assets. The allegations include claims that Trump inflated his net worth by significant amounts each year, potentially reaching billions of dollars. James seeks substantial fines and a ban on Trump’s business activities within New York.
Judge Engoron’s initial decision called for the annulment of several Trump business licenses and the appointment of a supervisor to monitor their operations. He criticized the Trump Organization’s valuation methods, pointing out inconsistencies in asset appraisals. However, Trump’s legal team staunchly denies the allegations, claiming there is no evidence of public harm and arguing that the case should be dismissed based on the statute of limitations.
In response to the court’s decision, Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, expressed confidence in their defense and predicted a challenging road ahead for Letitia James. She argued that the Trump Organization did nothing wrong and accused James of misusing a consumer fraud statute against a private business. Habba warned that this could set a dangerous precedent for New Yorkers.
It’s a relief to see the New York Appellate Court Division stepping in to halt the overzealous attempts of the New York Attorney General and Judge Engoron. This case seems to be driven by political motivations rather than genuine concern for justice. The Trump Organization and its employees should not be subjected to such harassment without concrete evidence of wrongdoing.
The allegations made against Donald Trump and his businesses are nothing more than a ploy to tarnish his reputation and undermine his success. It’s ironic that the same financial establishments that supposedly suffered due to Trump’s actions actually benefited from his business ventures. This lawsuit should be dismissed as it is clearly an abuse of power.
Furthermore, if the court were to rule in favor of the Attorney General, it would set a dangerous precedent for private businesses in New York. It would give the state unprecedented power to target and dismantle successful enterprises based on vague accusations and political vendettas. Letitia James should focus on her duty to serve the people of New York rather than wasting taxpayer resources on baseless lawsuits.