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Trump's niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Trump's niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions
Posted at 4:40 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 18:40:52-04

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's niece has followed up her best selling tell-all book with a lawsuit alleging that Trump and two of his siblings cheated her out of tens of millions of dollars.

The lawsuit in Manhattan State Supreme Court Thursday sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

It alleges that Trump conspired with a sister and a brother to portray themselves to Mary Trump as protectors while they instead took her share of minority interests in the family business.

"Fraud was not just the family business, it was a way of life," the court documents stated.

Mary Trump inherited the interests when her father, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981.

"Rather than protect Mary’s interests, they designed and carried out a complex scheme to siphon funds away from her interests, conceal their grift, and deceive her about the true value of what she had inherited," the lawsuit stated.

Messages seeking comment were left with the Justice Department, lawyers for Trump, his sister, and a lawyer for his late brother.

At a briefing, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany rejected the lawsuit's claims.

Mary is seeking more than $500,000 in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages.

You can read the full lawsuit below:

Trump's niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions by Sarah Dewberry on Scribd