Presiding over New York State Attorney General Leticia James’s $250 million civil lawsuit against disgraced former President Trump’s corrupt business empire, Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron on Tuesday ruled that the Orange Defendant had committed fraud, deceived banks and insurers in falsely stating the value of his real estate assets over the years, and ordered the immediate revocation of the Trump Organization LLC’s business license and its dissolution as an entity, effectively the death penalty for all intents and purposes, the Associated Press reports.
The decision, characterized by the AP as a summary judgment, comes just days before the start of the bench trial in James’s case, in which Engoron will have to rule on six other claims made in the attorney general’s complaint. The destruction of the Trump Organization is a major victory for democracy and the rule of law. May this be the first and least of court losses for the fat fuck.
CORRECTION 9/26/2023 5:49 PM EDT: Calling this the “death penalty” is somewhat of an overstatement. It is true that a shit ton of LLCs, including the Trump Organization LLC, will have to dissolve and the Trump Organization Inc‘s operating license has been cancelled. The Trump Organization Inc, for now at least, will remain intact as an entity. We added “LLC” to the headline and the text to reflect this distinction and to maintain the spirit many readers found entertaining. The ruling is still just downright brutal for Trump and likely portends disaster in the upcoming trial.