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Donald Trump has been ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in legal fees to The New York Times

Donald Trump has been ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in legal fees to The New York Times

On Friday, former US President Donald Trump was ordered to pay $392,638 to The New York Times and two journalists from the newspaper in legal costs after the lawsuit he filed against them was dismissed.

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Donald Trump filed a complaint in September 2021 against The New York Times, accusing three journalists from the newspaper of a “deceptive conspiracy” to obtain his tax documents.

They published an investigation in 2018 that won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

In May 2023, a judge in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed the real estate mogul's case and ordered him to pay costs.

In a new decision issued Friday, this judge deemed the amount of attorneys' fees estimated by the New York Times to be “reasonable” and ordered Donald Trump to fully reimburse them in that amount.

The investigation explained how the former promoter, who claims to have made it on his own, built his fortune. She confirmed that Donald Trump actually received from his father, over a period of several years, the equivalent of today's $413 million that could have been partially transferred through a shell company, allowing them to evade taxes.

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