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Trump has posted a $175 million bond to prevent his assets from being seized

Donald Trump is seen in New York City (Via Donald Baker/Getty Images)

Former U.S. President Donald Trump avoided the potential seizure of his assets in a New York civil fraud case by posting a $175 million bond. The case alleges Trump exaggerated his net worth to secure better loans and insurance terms, with a court finding him liable on February 16.

Originally required to post a $454 million bond, a March 25 appeals court decision provided relief by reducing the amount within a 10-day timeframe.

While Trump’s appeal on the case’s merits awaits a decision from a three-judge panel, the lowered bond amount gives him temporary relief. However, the court’s ruling on the bond amount does not predict the final outcome of the lawsuit.

The bond now protects Trump’s properties such as Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago from potential seizure by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who initiated the lawsuit in 2022.

Legal battles intensify as former president faces civil fraud case (Via Finn West/Shutterstock)

Trump strongly denies any wrongdoing and views the lawsuit as a politically motivated attack by James, a Democrat.

Justice Engoron’s detailed order outlines Trump’s alleged manipulation of property values over a decade before his presidency.

Amidst these legal challenges, Trump faces additional legal issues, including a criminal trial set to begin on April 15. This trial accuses him of arranging payments to a porn star before the 2016 election to silence her.

Trump also faces charges related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results and mishandling classified documents when he left office. Delays in these cases create uncertainty about their resolution before the November election.

Throughout these legal battles, Trump maintains his innocence, pleading not guilty in all cases. The outcomes of these trials could significantly affect his political future and ongoing business ventures.

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