NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — A New York appellate judge on Wednesday refused to halt collection of Donald Trump’s $454 million civil fraud penalty while he appeals, rejecting a request to post bond covering only a fraction of what he owes.

Judge Anil Singh of the state’s mid-level appeals court ruled Trump must post a bond covering the full amount to stop enforcement of the judgment.

Singh did grant some of Trump’s requests, including pausing a three-year ban on him seeking loans from New York banks, a measure that could help him secure the necessary bond.

Trump’s lawyers told the appellate court earlier Wednesday that Trump was prepared to post a $100 million bond, arguing the lending ban in the Feb. 16 verdict made it impossible for him to secure a bond for the full amount.

Trump’s lawyers floated the smaller bond offer in court papers as they sought an order from the appellate court preventing New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office from enforcing the judgment while his appeal is in progress. Singh ruled that Trump needs to post the full amount, which would pause collection automatically.

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