Skip to comments.New York Attorney General sues Donald Trump for $40M, claiming 'Trump University' fraud
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:43:02 AM PDT by Ron C.
New York's attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.
Trump shot back that the Democrat's lawsuit is false and politically motivated.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of "The Apprentice" TV star.
"Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers' advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm," Schneiderman said. "Trump University, with Donald Trump's knowledge and participation, relied on Trump's name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand."
But Trump's attorney accused Schneiderman of trying to extort campaign contributions from the real estate mogul through his investigation of Trump. Attorney Michael D. Cohen told The Associated Press on Saturday that Schneiderman's lawsuit was filled with falsehoods. Cohen said Trump and his university never defrauded anyone.
He said Trump University provided nearly 11,000 testimonials to Schneiderman from students praising the program and said 98 percent of students in a survey termed the program "excellent."
"The attorney general has been angry because he felt that Mr. Trump and his various companies should have done much more for him in terms of fundraising," Cohen said. "This entire investigation is politically motivated and it is a tremendous waste of taxpayers' money."
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Its the Kommunist way.
- I seem to recall a former NY state AG that then became Governor pulled this extortion crapola before
- Isn’t he now running for Comtroller of NYC - and running in 1st place now -
- Client #9
If that 98% figure is true, thenThe Donald needs to give them all a call, have them fly in to film a few group commercials and run them heavily. Then countersue and relieve the idiot voters of NY of their unneeded cash. They elected him/his bosses, so they can pay dearly for their mistake.
Sucks for good people there. But by now if they refuse to leave that craphole they are just as much to blame.
DON’T CROSS the KING!!!
LOLYes. I see no victim here.
I am not a Trump fan, the guy is a known shyster, why anyone would invest $35,000 dollars in a Seminar he puts out only makes me think that a fool and his money are soon parted.
98 percent is an enormous satisfaction rate.
If Trump’s courses are useless, he should be held accountable.
Every bit as bad as Islamist scum, only they don't participate in honor killing or cutting off heads... YET
no one made them sign on the line......
Eric Schneiderman = Client # 10
This is a combination of extortion and electoral precaution. The first is obvious; as to the second, someone considers it a reasonable precaution to smear Donald in case he is too vocal in upcoming elections, to downgrade the attention he’ll get.
Right. They contract with Islamists to do the beheadings for them, in places like Benghazi.
New York Democrats, like their Mafia buddies, know how to shake down anyone with money. They are almost as good at it as the Feral Gubment.
Yes, if the courses are useless, he should be held accountable. The free market will take care of that fairly
quickly-no one will sign up for his courses.
I suspect that before this is over Trump will own this new attorney general.
Shame on those students for wasting their money on Trump U. when it could have gone to political contributions! Give it up, Donald; you know that money paid to you is never really yours.
I am not a Trump fan, the guy is a known shyster,
You are 100 percent correct. I would not trust Trump with my pet bird much less my 35,000 dollars. People are gullible, but I don’t think that is Trumps fault. He offered a silly seminar and people paid for it. I am sure Trump was laughing as he saw the idiots signing up for it, but it is not illegal.