Judge Under Investigation After Lawyer Claim

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The corruption and bias of the judicial system in New York has been exposed once again, this time in relation to former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case.

A lawyer, Adam Bailey, has come forward to reveal a conversation he had with Judge Arthur Engoron, the same judge who oversaw Trump’s case and ultimately penalized him $454 million.

Bailey claims that he approached Engoron, offering unsolicited advice about the case just three weeks before the ruling was made. This is a clear violation of ethics rules, as judges in New York are prohibited from considering outside communications when making decisions in a case.

Bailey, a high-profile real estate lawyer with a history of suspended law licenses, stated that he wanted to make sure Engoron got the decision right and that he wasn’t a Trump supporter.

However, it is highly suspicious that he happened to run into the judge in the courthouse hundreds of times, according to Bailey, and just happened to engage in a conversation about Trump’s case. The judge’s own statement through a court spokesperson only adds to the suspicion, as he denies any wrongdoing but does not mention whether or not the conversation took place at all.

The judge has violated ethics rules, as judges are not allowed to engage in any ex-parte communications with parties involved in a case. Even if the conversation was about the law in general, judges are required to notify the parties in the case and give them a chance to respond. This was not done in this case, raising serious concerns about the fairness and impartiality of Engoron’s ruling.

Retired New York appellate judge Alan Scheinkman has called the revelation “very troubling,” stating that if the conversation did take place, it should have been disclosed. The judge’s claim that he was not influenced by Bailey’s comments is not enough. The fact that Bailey felt the need to come forward and reveal the conversation is concerning enough.

As Trump’s attorney, Chris Kise, pointed out, the rules do not provide exceptions for “small conversations” or conversations that did not have an impact on the judge’s decision. The rules are clear, and Engoron clearly violated them.

It is no surprise that the state commission is now investigating this matter. The code of ethics for judges is in place for a reason, to ensure that our justice system remains fair and impartial. If judges are allowed to engage in unsolicited conversations with parties in a case, it opens the door for corruption and bias to seep in. Engoron’s actions have cast a shadow of doubt over the entire case, and the commission must get to the bottom of this.

It is time for the corrupt officials in the New York judicial system to be held accountable for their actions. This is not the first time that they have shown their bias against President Trump, and it likely won’t be the last.

We must demand transparency and fairness in our courts, and those who violate the rules must be held accountable. It is clear that Engoron has violated ethics rules, and he should be investigated and disciplined accordingly. The American people deserve to have faith in their justice system, and cases like this only erode that trust.