Letitia James says she's prepared to seize Trump's buildings if he can't pay his $354M civil fraud fine

February 21, 2024

Letitia James says she's prepared to seize Trump's buildings if he can't pay his $354M civil fraud fineFour days after a judge ordered former President Donald Trump to pay $354 million in his civil fraud case, New York Attorney General Letitia James told ABC News that she is prepared to seize the former president's assets if he is unable to find the cash to cover the fine. James directly countered Trump's allegation that the case lacked any victims, instead describing her case as vital to ensuring financial markets treat New Yorkers fairly. Attorney General Letitia James arrives for a press conference following a verdict against former President Donald Trump in a civil fraud trial on Feb. 16, 2024 in New York City. It wasn't just a simple mistake, a slight oversight, the variations are wildly exaggerated, and the extent of the fraud was staggering," James said. James also rebuffed Trump's allegation that the case will prompt a mass exodus of business activity from New York.