2024 ELECTION/LEGAL: “Former President Donald Trump returned to a New York City courthouse Tuesday [October 17, 2023] to be a spectator at the civil fraud trial that threatens to disrupt his real estate empire, renewing his claims that the case is a baseless and politically targeted distraction from his 2024 campaign…

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Trump alleges that he and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively overvaluing his assets and inflating his net worth in paperwork used in making deals and securing financing.”

-Associated Press, “Donald Trump Returns to Civil Fraud Trial,” voanews.com, October 17, 2023