KEY POINTS
  • A verdict in the New York civil business fraud trial of former President Donald Trump is now expected to arrive by early to mid-February, a court spokesman said.
  • Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron previously said he would try to issue his final ruling by the end of January.
  • New York Attorney General Letitia James in a lawsuit accuses Trump, his two adult sons, his company and its top executives of fraudulently inflating Trump's net worth.
In this courtroom sketch, former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as his attorney Alina Habba delivers closing arguments during E. Jean Carroll’s second civil trial in which Carroll accused Trump of raping her decades ago, at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on Jan. 26, 2024.

A verdict in the New York civil business fraud trial of former President Donald Trump — which had been anticipated Wednesday — is now expected to arrive in early to mid-February, a court spokesman said.

That new timeline for the written decision by Judge Arthur Engoron is still a "rough estimate" and "subject to modifications," said Alfred Baker, spokesman for the New York State Office of Court Administration.