In my prior post about the cross-examination of Donald Trump, you can read the government’s proposed subjects that they wish to cover during Trump’s cross-examination. This Sandoval disclosure is required under New York law so that the defendant can decide whether to take the stand. 

On Monday April 27th, 2024, trial Judge Juan Merchan ruled that the following prior acts of misconduct by Donald Trump could be explored during cross-examination:

The verdict in the New York civil fraud case brought by state Attorney General Letitia James that found he violated the law by fraudulently inflating the value of his properties. 

The two violations of Judge Arthur Engoron’s gag order during that fraud trial when Trump was fined $15,000 for those violations.

The two E. Jean Carroll verdicts in federal court where juries found that Trump defamed Carroll by denying her allegations that he raped her. Trump was ordered to pay $83.3 million for defaming Carroll.

The settlement he reached with the New York attorney general that led to the dissolution of the Donald Trump Foundation.

Judge Merchan ruled that the prosecutors could not cover these subjects during cross: 

The ruling in Florida that sanctioned Trump for filing a frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.

A 2022 tax fraud conviction of the Trump Organization.