LEGAL: “Aggrieved and defiant, former President Donald Trump spent a day in court Monday [October 2, 2023] for the sometimes testy start of a trial in a fraud lawsuit that could cost him control of Trump Tower and other prized properties.

‘Disgraceful trial,’ he declared during a lunch break, after listening to lawyers for New York Attorney General Letitia James excoriate him as a habitual liar. The state’s lawsuit accuses the business mogul-turned-politician and his company of deceiving banks, insurers and others by misstating his wealth for years in financial statements.”

-Michael R. Sisak, Jake Offenhartz and Jennifer Peltz, “Trump seethes through the start of trial in New York lawsuit accusing him of lying about his wealth,” apnews.com, October 2, 2023