LEGAL: “Donald Trump returned to Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday for the last day of his fraud trial, lashing out at the judge and the attorney general who brought the case.

A judge has already determined that Trump family members and executives fraudulently inflated assets to secure favourable loans.

But the trial will determine damages.

New York Judge Arthur Engoron has said he will issue a final written ruling in the case by the end of the month.

The outcome could be stiff penalties that may challenge the famous family’s legacy after it built its fortune in New York real estate.”

-Madaline Halpert, “Donald Trump’s New York fraud trial wraps up, with millions of dollars on the line,” bbc.com, January 11, 2024