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Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally in Maquoketa, Iowa on September 20, 2023.
Former President Donald Trump plans to appear in person Civil fraud investigation In New York on Monday, multiple sources familiar with the planning told CNN.
Law enforcement and court staff are preparing security for Trump’s appearance in court in lower Manhattan on Monday and Tuesday.
The former president has yet to confirm whether he will attend the trial. “A final decision has not been made yet,” Trump spokesman Steven Cheung told CNN.
Trump’s plans It started to become clear After a federal judge in Florida granted a request to delay filings in a separate case that would conflict with the start of a New York trial.
The former president will fly to New York City on Sunday evening following a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa, and spend the night at Trump Tower in Manhattan, three sources familiar with his schedule said.
A civil fraud suit — brought in September 2022 by New York Attorney General Letitia James — against Trump, his eldest sons, their companies and several executives — will begin Monday at 10 a.m.
Last week, the judge overseeing the case dealt a major blow to Trump in power That the former president was responsible for fraud and that he had overstated his assets in his financial statements for a decade.
The ruling comes in response to a lawsuit filed by James seeking $250 million in damages, banning the Trumps from serving as a business official in New York and engaging in business dealings for five years.