The judge continues, scolding the defense counsel for continuing to make the argument that the case is a “politically driven witch hunt”, even after this argument was rejected back in February 2022 during a proceeding over subpoenas, “Here, sophisticated defense counsel should have known better.”
Lastly, the judge also ordered that the defendants give “a full and accurate description of the corporate structure of the Trump Organization, its subsidiaries and all other affiliates, including all trust, and of their significant liquid and illiquid assets.”
The tax fraud suit is brought by General Letitia James, who accuses Trump and his executives of misrepresenting or inflating the value of assets, reducing taxes, and “obtaining favorable terms on loans between 2011 and 2021.”
A jury trial is set for October 2, 2023.
The Trump Organization companies, Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg and Jeffrey McConney are represented by Alina Habba of Habba Madaio & Associates LLP and Christopher M. Kise of Continental PLLC.