New York (Reuters)A New York judge determined Donald Trump and his family firm unlawfully
inflated the worth of his properties and other assets, a stunning blow for the former president that could hurt his business in the state.
Justice Arthur Engoron of Manhattan state court's harsh ruling will help state Attorney General Letitia James prove damages in an Oct. 2 trial.
Engoron also revoked certificates that allowed Trump's firms, including the Trump Organization,
to operate in New York and appointed a receiver to dissolve them.
The judge outlined how Trump, his adult sons Donald Jr. and Eric, the Trump Organization,
and other defendants exaggerated Trump's net worth for business purposes.
“That is a fantasy world, not the real world,” Engoron wrote.