President Trump sued for fraud by niece Mary
Mary Trump is a psychologist, businesswoman, and author
US President Donald Trump’s niece has filed a lawsuit accusing him and two family members of fraud and conspiracy.
Mary Trump claims that Mr. Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, and his brother Robert Trump who died in August cheated on them of an inheritance.
Ms. Trump, who published a comprehensive memoir on the president in July, is seeking to reclaim millions of dollars that she allegedly lost.
Neither Mr Trump nor his siblings have made any public statements on the matter.
Mary Trump’s Memoir, Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Made The Most Dangerous Man In The World Describes the President as a “narcissist” who now threatens the life of every American.
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The White House rejects the claims made in the book, and the Trump family unsuccessfully sued to try to block it.
What’s in Mary Trump’s lawsuit?
The lawsuit was filed in a New York court on Thursday.
It says President Trump and his siblings should be tried on eight counts, including fraudulent misrepresentation and cover up and civil conspiracy.
An undated photo of the Trump siblings from left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred (Mary Trump’s father), Donald and Maryanne
The lawsuit alleges that following the death of her father, Fred Trump Jr. in 1981, Mary Trump “inherited valuable minority interests in the family business” and that “Donald, Maryanne and Robert have pledged to watch over their interests as trustees.”
“They lied. Instead of protecting Mary’s interests, they designed and implemented a complex program to suck funds away from her interests and hide her grip [fraud]and deceive her of the true worth of what she inherited, “the court document says.
Mary Trump, 55, is an American psychologist, businesswoman, and author.