Trump lawyer Alina Habba on New York fraud verdict: ‘I don’t have high hopes’

Former President Trump’s lawyer Alina Haba has cast doubt on the outcome of the New York civil fraud trial against the former president, saying her client will be dissatisfied with the verdict expected on Friday.

“If I could appeal now, I would,” Haba said. Newsmax Wednesday interview. “There are no surprises here.”

“I’m going to be loud as soon as the decision is made,” she continued. “I don’t have high expectations.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) filed a lawsuit against Trump in 2022, accusing the former president of falsely altering his net worth on financial statements to obtain tax and insurance benefits on various assets of the Trump Organization. Appealed. She claimed this was evidence of fraud, but President Trump insisted there was no fraud.

The trial concluded in January after two months of testimony from 40 witnesses, including Trump’s former lawyers, organization executives, Trump’s adult children and the former president himself.

Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled that Trump committed fraud in his real estate empire and is scheduled to hand down a criminal sentence on Friday, sources said.

In addition to the $370 million fine, James asked Engoron to permanently ban Trump from the New York real estate business.

Trump supporters, led by Rep. Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.), say Engoron is politically biased and that James also violated prosecutorial ethics rules. Stefanik filed a complaint against both parties.

“I’ve been on trial in New York for weeks and weeks and the corruption runs deep,” Haba said. “Frankly, Trump Derangement Syndrome is even more serious. They can’t see straight. They can’t apply the law to the facts.”

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