New York’s attorney general on Tuesday asked a judge to approve former US President Donald Trump, his adult children, the Trump Organization and their lawyers to respond to a $250 million civil fraud lawsuit against them.
The lawsuit, filed last September by Attorney General Letitia James, accused the defendants of engaging in a decades-long scheme to manipulate asset values and Trump’s net worth to induce banks and insurers to offer him better terms. Was.
On January 26, the defendants filed a formal “answer”, where, as is often the case in similar lawsuits, they denied or claimed they did not have enough information about dozens of concrete allegations.
In a letter to Arthur Angrone, the Manhattan judge overseeing the case, James said many of the responses were “blatantly false,” frivolous or otherwise inappropriate. He said Trump should lose some of his defenses, as well as face sanctions.