The Trump Organization tax-fraud trial has resumed

Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump.

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The criminal tax-fraud trial of Donald Trump’s real-estate and golf-resort empire resumed on Thursday after the prosecution’s first witness tested positive for COVID-19 on November 1, temporarily delaying proceedings. 

Jeffrey McConney, the Trump Organization’s $450,000-a-year controller, is now back on the stand in the Manhattan courtroom. 

“I’m glad you’re feeling better,” the trial judge, New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, told McConney as he took his seat in the witness box.

“I want to take a minute to apologize for the delays. I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding,” the judge told the jury, all of whom made it through sitting a few yards from the controller last week and the week before without apparent illness.