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Trump And His Children To Be Deposed In Lawsuit Accusing Them Of Pocketing Millions In Fraudulent Marketing Scheme



Donald Trump and his children

Former President Donald Trump and his two adult sons will sit for depositions in May and June as part of a class-action lawsuit alleging they pocketed millions by running a fraudulent scheme through a bogus marketing company.

As reported by CNN, “the former President agreed to be deposed on June 16 while Eric Trump will sit for questioning on May 12 and Donald Trump Jr. on May 10, according to a letter filed with the court. The letter said a date for Ivanka Trump’s deposition had not been proposed.”

According to the lawsuit, the scheme focused on promising business opportunities for individuals through the so-called ACN Opportunity, as well as the Trump Network, a vitamin and health product marketing company, and The Trump Institute, a seminar program that “purported to sell Trump’s ‘secrets to success.'”

“The lawsuit, which was filed in 2018, alleges that in exchange for ‘secret’ payments, Trump and three of his adult children used his reality TV show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ and other promotional events as vehicles to boost ACN Opportunity, a telecommunications marketing company linked to a nonprofit that used Trump’s brand to appeal to teens,'” the news network reported.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs said they recently obtained unaired footage from two episodes of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and identified footage as evidence of the fraud, according to CNN.

The Trumps are also fighting subpoenas for their testimony as part of the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances.

Read the full report on CNN.