The case could lead to more serious legal headaches for Mr. Trump, according to former New York State Chief Deputy Attorney General Alvin Bragg.
One issue: Last June, another judge had ruled Mr. Trump could be deposed.
“Any time you’re under oath there is information there that could come out and be turned over to law enforcement, and then, particularly with this president, there’s the risk of perjury,” said Bragg, who joined the New York Law School in January 2019 as a visiting law professor and co-director of the Racial Justice Project.
In addition, according to Bragg, other cases were stalled in anticipation of the Zervos decision, including one by the New York State Attorney General against the Donald J. Trump Foundation. In a June 2018 lawsuit, the Attorney General claimed the foundation was operated as a “shell corporation that functioned as a checkbook” for Mr. Trump, his campaign and businesses. In December, the nonprofit informed the state it would be shutting down.
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