Attorneys in Trump’s $370 million civil fraud trial to deliver closing arguments

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump and New York Attorney General Letitia James will make their final pitches Thursday in a trial examining allegations Trump overstated his wealth by billions of dollars.

Their closing arguments will mark the conclusion of a 2 1/2-month trial, which began in October and wrapped up in mid-December after dozens of witnesses appeared to testify in the case.

James filed a proposal last week in which she indicated the trial had reinforced her initial charges against Trump, his two adult sons, and two Trump Organization executives, and she raised her damages request by more than a hundred million dollars, to $370 million plus interest.

“The conclusion that defendants intended to defraud when preparing and certifying Trump’s SFCs [statements of financial condition] is inescapable; the myriad deceptive schemes they employed to inflate asset values and conceal facts
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