Title: Michael Cohen Testifies in New York AG’s Civil Fraud Case Against Trump
(New York, NY) – In a dramatic turn of events, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen took the stand yesterday to testify in the highly-anticipated civil fraud case brought forth by the New York Attorney General’s office against former President Donald Trump. Swerd Media has the latest on this high-profile trial.
Cohen’s explosive testimony alleges that he manipulated the values of Trump’s real estate properties to match the desired numbers set by the former president himself. According to Cohen, Trump not only tasked him with doctoring financial statements but also allegedly instructed other executives within the Trump Organization to do the same.
Cohen claims that Trump knowingly inflated the value of his properties and arrived at valuations arbitrarily, painting a picture of a real estate empire built on false numbers. The former attorney’s testimony sent shockwaves through the courtroom, with Trump initially watching Cohen intently before hunching over the defendant’s table.
With expectations running high, Cohen now faces cross-examination by Trump’s team of lawyers. The civil suit, brought forth by New York Attorney General Letitia James, has become yet another legal hurdle for Trump as he campaigns for a potential return to the presidency.
In response to Cohen’s allegations, Trump denied any wrongdoing and quickly dismissed his former confidant as a “disgraceful fellow.” The courtroom drama only intensified yesterday as Judge Engoron fined Trump $5,000 for violating a gag order and uncovered fraudulent inflation of his net worth back in September.
Attorney General James seeks to hold Trump accountable for his alleged actions and is seeking at least $250 million in fines. Moreover, James aims to ban Trump and his sons from running any businesses within New York.
This trial marks a significant turning point in the relationship between Trump and Cohen. Once a loyal advocate who previously lied at Trump’s direction, Cohen turned on his former employer in 2018, becoming a pivotal witness in several ongoing legal battles.
As the trial continues, the world watches anxiously to see how this high-stakes case will unfold. Swerd Media will be closely monitoring the proceedings, bringing you the latest updates on this compelling legal saga.