Former President Donald Trump has paid a $110,000 contempt of court fine stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena by New York Attorney General Letitia James‘ office, her office said Friday.
However, Trump’s payment of the fine on Thursday does not satisfy the underlying contempt charge or “purge” it. Trump is yet to submit additional affidavits with more specifics about the document searches as well as destruction and retention policies.
A judge in April ordered Trump to pay a $10,000 a day fine for not heeding a March 31 deadline to turn over documents in the state attorney general’s civil investigation of the former president’s business interests. Earlier this month, the judge in the case determined Trump could pay a $110,000 fine and meet the court’s demands, and the contempt charge could be dropped.
Trump has until Friday to fulfill all of the requirements for the contempt order to be purged. If he does not do so, a $10,000 per day fine against him could be reinstated.
The attorney general’s office is probing allegations that the Trump Organization illegally manipulated the stated values of different properties in order to get financial benefits when applying for loans, obtaining insurance policies and paying taxes.
Trump has called the investigation a witch hunt and denied any wrongdoing.