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Trump wins in court as outrageous $474M bond gets lowered

Trump wins in court as outrageous $474M bond gets lowered
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In a significant legal development, a New York appellate court has ruled in favor of former President Donald Trump, reducing the bond required in his ongoing civil fraud case from $454 million to $175 million.

This decision marks a notable victory for Trump, who has been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle over allegations of fraud.

The court's decision came as a relief to the Trump legal team, which had argued that securing a bond for the original amount was a "practical impossibility."

The ruling not only lowers the bond but also grants Trump an additional 10 days to post it, providing a temporary reprieve from the financial pressures of the case.

Trump expressed his satisfaction with the court's decision, stating it would be an "honor" to post the bond.

He had previously voiced concerns about having to sell properties at "Fire Sale prices" to meet the financial demands of the case.

The former president's legal team had approached numerous surety companies through various brokers but faced challenges in securing the bond.

The lowered bond amount is significant as it halts the state Attorney General Letitia James' office from initiating collection efforts on the judgment.

This pause is crucial for Trump as it prevents the seizure of assets while he appeals the case.

The civil fraud case, which centers on allegations of Trump lying about his wealth, has captured public attention and raised questions about the former president's financial dealings.

As Trump's legal team prepares to post the new bond, the focus shifts to the next stages of the appeal process.

The outcome of this case could have far-reaching implications for Trump, particularly as he navigates the political landscape ahead of potential future campaigns.

The story is ongoing, and further updates will be provided as new developments arise in this high-profile legal saga.