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Trump Avoids Deposition In Fraud Lawsuit By Staying At Mar-a-Lago During Hurricane Ian

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Former president Donald Trump has avoided a deposition for a long-running class action fraud lawsuit against him and his children by remaining at his Florida residence as Hurricane Ian made landfall.

The lawsuit, first filed in 2018, accuses Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization, of committing deception and fraud and is different to the lawsuit filed earlier this month by New York Attorney General Letitia James, that similarly accuses Trump and the others of fraud, for overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars.

According to The Independent, “Trump’s deposition today had to be rescheduled as lawyers for the plaintiffs told a New York federal judge the former president would not move the meeting from his Florida mansion as Hurricane Ian bore down.”

Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York extended the deadline on Wednesday night. The new deadline for Trump to be deposed is now October 31, according to the Independent.