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Court Orders Donald Trump To Pay $US10K In Fines Per Day Over Missing Documents

Former U.S President, Donald Trump, is being held in civil contempt for claims he did not comply with a subpoena for required documents.

A New York judge is holding Donald Trump in civil contempt after the state's attorney general's office said he did not comply with a subpoena for documents as part of its investigation into the former President's company.

Judge Arthur Engoron stated that Donald Trump failed to abide by his order to comply with the subpoena, and that his attorneys failed to show how a search of materials held by Trump was conducted. 

Engoron said Trump would be fined U.S$10,000 a day until he complies.

"Mr. Trump, I know you take your business seriously and I take mine seriously. I hereby hold you in civil contempt and fine you $10,000 per day until you purge that contempt," Engoron said at a hearing Monday. 

A written decision with a start date for fines is expected Tuesday.

Trump plans to appeal the decision, his attorney Alina Habba told reporters.

"We respectfully disagree with the court's decision today," Habba said. "All documents, as I explained, responsive to the subpoena were already produced to the attorney general months ago."