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Attorney general files judgment; liens on Donald Trump properties

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As Donald Trump eyes a Monday deadline to post an appeal bond in his civil fraud case, Attorney General of New York Letitia James has registered the judgment with the Westchester County clerk, setting up the framework for James to seize Trump properties in Westchester if she decides to do so.

Two of Trump’s iconic properties — the Seven Springs mansion estate and Trump National Golf Course — are among James’ possible targets.

Seven Springs, located in North Castle, New Castle, and Bedford, is the imposing 60-room mansion built by Washington Post Publisher Eugene Meyer in the early 20th century that looms over Byram Lake in Armonk as you drive south on Interstate 684. The estate in North Castle has 60 rooms, 15 bedrooms and an indoor swimming pool made of marble.

Trump National in Briarcliff Manor is one of the Trump Organization’s myriad golf courses around the world. Its 18-hole course on the hill was the focus of high-profile protests over Trump’s aggressive attempts to cut the taxable value of the club during his first run for president.

Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni said that filing the judgment in Westchester County effectively places a lien on Trump’s properties in the county.

“The judgment acts as a lien,” said Idoni.

Civil fraud case cited Westchester properties

The Trump properties in Westchester County were among those involved in the civil fraud trial, at which Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron found that the Trump Organization inflated the values of its real estate holdings to obtain preferential rates from bank lenders and insurance companies.

Trump’s sons Eric and Donald, Jr., along with several Trump companies, were also named in the case.

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An aerial view of the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

James’ action comes as Trump embarks on his third campaign for the presidency while facing criminal indictments in four jurisdictions: for possession of classified documents in Florida, federal election interference related to January 6 in Washington, D.C.; election interference in the 2020 election in Georgia; and the hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, which prosecutors say Trump disguised as business costs.

Trump’s attempt to secure the bond to stop collection of the penalty followed his successful filing of a bond from insurance giant Chubb to cover the $92 million judgment against him in the second defamation case won by E. Jean…


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