Opening statements in Trump's first criminal trial are set to start 30 minutes before a judge hears arguments about his bond in the Trump Org civil trial

  • Court proceedings for Donald Trump's various criminal and civil cases are beginning to overlap.

  • Opening arguments for his first criminal trial are set to begin Monday at 9:30 a.m.

  • A hearing over the bond in his civil fraud case is set to be held just down the street at 10 a.m.

Donald Trump is juggling so many court proceedings they're beginning to overlap.

Opening arguments are set to begin on Monday at 9:30 a.m. for Trump's hush-money case, the first-ever criminal trial to be held against a former president — and just the first of Trump's four criminal cases to be heard in court.

In the hush-money trial, prosecutors allege Trump cooked his books to hide a $130,000 payment made to the porn star Stormy Daniels to cover up an affair the pair had. Trump denies the affair took place and refutes allegations that his financial records were falsified.

Down the street, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Justice Arthur Engoron is set to hear arguments over Trump's bond in his civil fraud trial after New York Attorney General Letitia James asked for the judge to reject the $175 million bond posted by Knight Specialty Insurance Company and declare the bond to be "without effect," James wrote in a memo filed Friday.

James argued that the company that posted the bond didn't meet the "requirements of trustworthiness and competence" for insurers doing this type of business. She added that the insurance group wasn't licensed to conduct new business in New York and had never before written a surety bond in the state.

The bond has been an area of fierce contention after Trump's lawyers argued that he couldn't afford the original $454 million judgment amount initially ordered by the court and that he shouldn't be made to pay the full amount pending appeal. The appellate court agreed and lowered his amount due to $175 million on March 25, with Trump posting the lower amount on April 1.

It remains unclear which courtroom Trump will be in on Monday. But The New York Times reported that his court appearances had led to increased traffic on Centre Street in Manhattan and left officials scrambling to increase security around the city.

Representatives for Trump and the Attorney General's office didn't immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider.

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