Donald Trump liable for business fraud, says judge in New York civil case - BBC News

The former president was accused of overvaluing his net worth by as much as $ 2.2bn.

6 hours agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, ReutersImage caption, The former president has denied any wrongdoing and on Tuesday said the case in New York was another political "witch hunt"By Sam CabralBBC News, WashingtonDonald Trump committed fraud by repeatedly misrepresenting his wealth by hundreds of millions of dollars, a New York judge has ruled.

The ruling, part of a civil case brought against the former president and his family business, said he defrauded banks and insurers for years.

It is a major blow to Mr Trump that will likely hamper his ability to do business in the state.

Mr Trump and the other defendants have argued that they never committed fraud.

New York Attorney General Letitia James had accused Trump, his two adult sons and the Trump Organization of inflating the value of their properties by more than $2bn (£1.65bn) to suit the needs of their business.

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