Today: Thursday, 25 April 2024 year

Trump arrived in a courtroom in New York.

Trump arrived in a courtroom in New York.

Former US President Donald Trump appeared in a courtroom in New York for a hearing in the case of the former American leader inflating the value of assets to obtain loans.

He entered the hall silently, with slightly shabby hair, wearing a blue suit and blue shirt. The ex-president looks annoyed.

Before arriving in court, Trump again wrote on his TRUTH social network that the case was “instigated by his political opponent… Joe Biden for the purpose of interfering in the election.”

New York State Attorney General Letitia James is also in the room.

Trump is now answering questions from the prosecution about his company, the Trump Organization.

The New York State Attorney General previously said Trump inflated the value of his assets over a ten-year period by between $812 million and $2.2 billion. She believes Trump resorted to similar fraud to obtain loans to build a golf resort in Miami, a hotel in Washington and a hotel in Chicago.

In 2022, James filed a $250 million lawsuit against Trump, his children and related companies alleging fraud and misrepresentation. The attorney general also demanded that the court prohibit Trump and his children from heading companies or corporations in New York and applying for loans to financial institutions in the state for five years. James also asked the court to prohibit Trump and his associated company, the Trump Organization, from purchasing real estate in New York for five years.