Verdict in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial expected Friday, capping busy week of court action

February 16, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — A verdict is expected Friday in Donald Trump’s New York civil fraud trial, adding to a consequential week on the former president’s legal calendar. The judge is deciding the case because juries are not allowed in this type of lawsuit and neither James’ office nor Trump’s lawyers asked for one. Engoron is expected to release his decision Friday, barring unforeseen circumstances that would necessitate a delay, court officials said. It has already been a big week in court for Trump. Before the trial, Engoron ruled on James’ top claim, finding that Trump’s financial statements were fraudulent.