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Judge lifts Trump contempt order in New York attorney general's probe

Trump has already paid more than $100,000 in fines for not complying with the probe

June 29, 2022 5:01pm

Updated: June 30, 2022 12:58pm

A judge on Wednesday lifted former President Donald Trump's contempt order imposed for not complying with a subpoena from New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) in her investigation of his business.

Justice Arthur Engoron purged the subpoena after James' office said the documents the former president provided satisfied the court's orders, Reuters reported.

Trump appealed the contempt ruling in April, which also included a $10,000 daily fine for not complying with the Democrat AG's probe. 

He paid a $110,000 fine late last month for not responding in time to the civil subpoena. It remains unclear whether he has continued to pay $10,000 a day since then.

Trump and his two eldest children, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump, plan on sitting for depositions next month as part of the investigation.