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Lara Trump sought to put to rest rumors that there is a rift in the former first family after Ivanka Trump chose separate legal representation in a suit being brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office.
James filed a lawsuit in September alleging the former President Donald Trump, along with his three oldest children, Don Jr., Eric, and Ivanka, inflated Trump Organization and related companies’ property values in order to obtain cheaper loans.
The AG wants $250 million in damages and the Trumps named in the suit barred from doing business in New York.
Forbes reported that last fall Don Jr. and Eric hired attorneys Clifford Robert and Michael Farina to represent them in the case and soon thereafter the lawyers informed the court they they would be representing Ivanka, as well.
However on March 6, another attorney representing Ivanka wrote to the judge asking him to delay the trial.
In the letter he stated, “The complaint does not contain a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed or certified any of her father’s financial statements. The complaint affirmatively alleges that other individuals were responsible for those tasks.”
In other words, the lawyer was signaling the defense Ivanka would be offering would likely be different than her brothers.
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