February 25, 2024

Closing arguments in former President Trump’s New York civil fraud trial concluded Thursday as the 2024 GOP front-runner once again briefly departed the campaign trail for another courtroom appearance this week.

The former president was front row as his legal team and state lawyers make their final case in a matter in which the attorney general is asking for Trump to be barred from New York’s real estate business and force him to pay nearly $370 million in penalties for falsifying financial records.

The judge overseeing the case will be the sole decider of what penalties Trump will ultimately face. He indicated that he hopes to make a decision by Jan. 31.

Follow below for a recap of the day from New York.

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