Eric Trump, executive vice president of The Trump Organization shared the news on X:
“We thank the Appellate Division for staying the NY Attorney General’s and Judge Engoron’s overzealous attempt to cancel our New York business certificates.
“Judge Engoron’s order erroneously sought to adjudicate the rights of non-party business entities that employ nearly 1,000 hard-working New Yorkers, have never been accused of any wrongdoing and, were never given their day in court – in clear violation of their fundamental Constitutional rights and Due Process.
“We will continue to vigorously defend our company and our incredible employees from this politically-motivated persecution. – The Trump Organization”
DC Draino added:
“BREAKING: NY Appeals Court stops Judge Engoron’s ruling that forced Trump organization to cancel business certificates and appoint receivers Civil trial can still proceed.
“This is a very humiliating ruling for AG Letitia James and Judge Engoron”
BREAKING: NY Appeals Court stops Judge Engoron’s ruling that forced Trump organization to cancel business certificates and appoint receivers
Civil trial can still proceed
This is a very humiliating ruling for AG Letitia James and Judge Engoron https://t.co/TcQB4b52hb
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) October 6, 2023
This comes after Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Donald Trump and his co-defendants committed fraud, and must cancel business certificates for many Trump entities last week.
While Justice Peter Moulton paused the cancelation of the business certificates while the court considered the issue, he did not delay the civil trial which is set to start next week.
Moulton’s pause will stay in effect until a full panel of appeals court judges can consider the case and whether or not Engoron’s ruling will be allowed to stand.
Attorney General Letitia James is not only seeking the cancelation of Trump’s business certificates but has also asked the court to impose a $250 million fine and impose penalties as to bar Trump and his sons from running any New York businesses for the next five years, as well as block Trump from commercial real estate acquisition in that time period.
This is a blow to James and Engoron, and comes while many Trump haters had been basking in the now-delayed ruling. Things as they stand are much up in the air and will continue on as the other affected case is set to take place in December.