A Trump attorney was fired for arguing that Trump was not legally responsible for a bicycle crash involving a lawyer and his client in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Division, the city attorney’s office announced Friday.
On May 3, Trump’s attorney, Robert Lefkowitz, was riding a bicycle when he was struck by the bicycle, causing a “significant head injury” to his leg, the New York City attorney’s press office said in a statement.
Lefksowitz was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for treatment, but he later returned to work.
On Thursday, Lefkes was charged with a misdemeanor count of recklessly endangering a bicycle and was released on his own recognizance, the office said.
Trump’s lawyer has also been charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, one of which is a Class B misdemeanor, the statement said.
The charges were upgraded to misdemeanors on Friday.
Lekowitz is due back in court on July 8.