June 10, 2023 12:25 am

Currently we examine the continuing turmoil at the Trump Media &amp Technologies Group.

Trump’s SPAC Says Its Monetary Statements By way of 2022 ‘Should No Longer Be Relied Upon’

The enterprise arranging to merge with Trump Media &amp Technologies Group informed the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that its monetary statements via 2022 must not be relied upon due to an error “accounting for particular costs.” Digital Planet Acquisition Corp. also revealed that, for the second time, it is at danger of getting delisted from NASDAQ for failing to file a mandatory report.

Digital World’s management, audit committee and advisors concluded on May well 18 that the error mandated reissuing the company’s audited monetary statements integrated in its 2022 annual report, according to the filing. The error is indicative of “a material weakness” in the company’s “internal handle more than monetary reporting,” and “the company’s disclosure controls and procedures have been not successful as of December 31, 2022,” the disclosure says. Digital Planet plans to reissue these monetary statements and says it also will share a program to address the challenges.

In regard to the prospective NASDAQ delisting, Digital Planet says it has till July 24 to submit a program to regain compliance that, if authorized, would permit it six months to get back in the exchange’s very good graces.

In this photo illustration, the holding screen for the Donald Trump’s Truth Social platform and app is observed on Jan. 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo illustration by Leon Neal/Getty Pictures) Getty Pictures

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In October 2021, Digital Planet, a publicly traded SPAC, announced plans to merge with the former president’s Trump Media &amp Technologies Group, which owns Truth Social. Eighteen months later, the deal remains in limbo.

Digital Planet disclosed in December 2021 that the SEC and the Monetary Sector Regulatory Authority are investigating the venture, searching into stock trades and communications. The following June, Digital Planet revealed that the Division of Justice had launched its personal inquiry and that a federal grand jury had issued subpoenas to members of the company’s board of directors.

In March, the enterprise announced that it sacked its CEO, Patrick Orlando. On Saturday, Trump Media sued the Washington Post for $three.eight billion, claiming an write-up about the proposed merger falsely accused the enterprise of securities fraud.

Spokespeople for Digital Planet and Trump Media did not quickly respond to requests for comment. Trump Media accused the SEC of “inexcusable obstruction” and threatened to sue the agency in September 2022.

Digital Planet Acquisition Corp. informed the SEC on Wednesday that an error in its “accounting for particular costs” meant its monetary statements for 2022 “must no longer be relied upon.”

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Trump’s Social-Media Company Sues Washington Post, In search of $three.eight Billion In Damages

Donald Trump’s social-media enterprise filed a $three.eight billion defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post on Saturday, claiming an write-up falsely accused the enterprise of securities fraud.

The write-up, headlined “Trust linked to porn-friendly bank could obtain a stake in Trump’s Truth Social,” came out earlier this month and reported that a murky entity could obtain a sizable stake in Trump’s enterprise. The Post also reported on a $240,000 finder’s charge, which Trump’s enterprise now says it in no way paid.

Attorneys for Trump Media referred to as the report “an egregious hit piece that falsely accused TMTG of securities fraud and other wrongdoing” in a lawsuit filed in Sarasota County, Florida. The former president’s enterprise is searching for $two.eight billion in compensatory damages and $1 billion in punitive ones, claiming the write-up exposed Trump Media to “public ridicule, contempt and distrust,” in addition to wiping out $two.78 billion of implied equity worth.

A spokesperson for the Post declined to comment, citing the pending litigation.

This filing is the newest in about 25 current civil lawsuits that involve Trump, either as plaintiff or defendant. He’s also fighting criminal charges in New York City and is the topic of numerous federal, state and regional investigations.

Two of these inquiries concentrate on Trump Media’s planned merger with Digital Planet. The Justice Division and the SEC are searching into stock trades and communications surrounding the proposed consolidation, according to disclosures Digital Planet filed.

Trump Media referred to as the SEC’s failure to approve the merger “inexcusable obstruction” and threatened to sue the agency in a statement accompanying an additional Digital Planet filing.

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On Wednesday, Digital Planet Acquisition Corp., a SPAC that plans to merge with Trump’s media enterprise, informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that its monetary statements via 2022 “should no longer be relied upon.”

It is been a tumultuous 18 months because the merger was very first announced. Which of the following has not occurred to Digital Planet?

A. The Justice Division launched an investigation into it.

B. The SEC launched an investigation into it.

C. It fired its CEO.

D. The New York lawyer common charged it in civil court with overestimating the worth of its assets.

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