New York Attorney General’s Office ask the judge to punish Former President Donald Trump, his adult children and their attorneys after challenging a legal response to a $250 million fraud lawsuit filed last year.
Last week, attorneys for Trump and other defendants filed “verified responses” to the New York lawsuit. The “Answer” is primarily a legal summary that the defendant must address to each paragraph asserted in the lawsuit. In his response, Trump repeatedly said he lacked “sufficient knowledge” to answer multiple allegations.
The attorney general held hearings for Judge Arthur Engolon, who had previously considered sanctioning him for repeating legal arguments Trump’s lawyers had already rejected, saying they were “inappropriate.” Defendants and their attorneys accept part of their answer as a confession and reject part of their defense.
Attorneys for New York Attorney General Letitia James said, “A quick review of the verified responses shows that many of the denials are plainly false and in fact contradict defendants’ affidavits in other lawsuits. It became clear.
They cite several examples, including Trump’s refusal to explain the Trump Organization. Eric Trump has previously denied that the Trump Organization purchased his family’s estate, Seven Springs, in Westchester, New York, for $7.5 million in 1995. Ivanka Trump can’t remember if she met a banker when she worked for the Trump Organization.
“Ivanka Trump denies ‘sufficient knowledge or information to form a belief’ as to whether she met the banker in person or could verify the contents of her own emails.” writes the lawyer.
“The court has already issued warnings about the defendants’ and their attorneys’ continued nonsubstantial legal claims, but has not exercised its discretion to impose such sanctions.” Stated. However, this point does not appear to have been considered and the OAG will ask the court to update the matter,” the New York attorney wrote.
James sued Trump and his eldest son last year for $250 million, claiming they were involved in a decade-long scam that misled lenders, insurance companies and others. The Trumps denied wrongdoing and said the lawsuit was politically motivated.