The appeals court ruling is the latest legal setback for former President Donald Trump in the case brought by New York Attorney General Tish James. On Tuesday, the trial judge ruled that Trump and his business empire inflated his net worth in order to deceive banks and insurers. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images
NEW YORK — A New York appeals court on Thursday rejected Donald Trump’s latest attempt to delay a civil trial in which he is accused of massive corporate fraud, allowing the trial to begin Monday as scheduled.
This is Trump’s latest legal setback in the case. On Tuesday, the trial judge ruled that Trump and his business empire inflated his net worth in order to deceive banks and insurers, resolving one of the main allegations in the lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Tish James .
Earlier this month, Trump asked an appeals court to intervene in the case. He argued that trial judge Arthur Engoron failed to follow an earlier appellate ruling that Trump said limited the scope of the case against him. As part of his request, Trump asked the appeals court to postpone the trial — an offer that James strongly opposed.