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A judge found former U.S. President Donald Trump liable on a fraud charge in the civil proceedings brought by the New York State Attorney's Office, which accused him of inflating his company's assets for years to obtain better terms on loans and other economic benefits.

In a decision issued Tuesday afternoon, Judge Arthur Engoron sided with the prosecution, which last week requested a partial summary judgment on the main charge of the case, that of fraud against Trump, his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, the Trump Organization and several associates, leaving six other crimes to be settled in the trial scheduled for October 2.

Trump and his sons are, according to the judge, responsible for "continued" financial "frauds" in the 2010s in the evaluation of the assets of the Trump Organization family business, before the start of the civil trial of this case next week.

New York State Attorney Letitia James, who filed the complaint, is seeking a $250 million fine.

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