On Monday, the attorney and spokesperson of ex-President Donald Trump expressed their thoughts regarding New York Attorney General Letitia James. This came after a state appeals court significantly reduced the civil fraud penalty imposed on their client to $175 million, cutting it by more than half. Additionally, the court granted Trump an extension of ten days to make the payment.

“I hope she took a little piece of humble pie today because that’s what was served to her, just a little, but we’ll be serving a lot more of that in the next couple of years,” Alina Habba told Fox News host Jesse Watters.

In February, Judge Arthur Engoron issued a ruling stating that former President Trump and executives at the Trump Organization had engaged in fraudulent activities by inflating the value of their assets. This was done in order to secure more favorable terms from lenders and insurers. As a result of this ruling, Trump is required to pay a penalty of approximately $454 million, including interest. The lawsuit, initially filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, initially sought $250 million in damages but later increased the amount to $370 million, plus interest.

To cover his fines and the disgorgement for his sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., who were also involved in the case, the former president requested a bond of $464 million. Disgorgement, as explained by Newsweek, is a legal requirement that forces a party to surrender any profits obtained through illegal or wrongful acts.

Monday marked the deadline for Trump to provide the funds, which he claimed to have raised. However, the appeals court intervened and reduced the fine by more than half.