PhoTrump Could Testify in Fraud Case as Primaries Draw Down
By Greg Richter | Tuesday, 23 Feb 2016 10:30 PM
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is scheduled to be on the witness stand in a civil suit alleging fraud by his now-shuttered Trump University just as the primary season comes to an end, reports Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff.
Trump is set to testify in federal court in San Diego as attorneys for both sides listed him as a witness in court filings on Friday, Isikoff reported.
The final pre-trial conference is May 6, and if the trial itself takes place in May, it would come just as voters cast ballots in Nebraska, West Virginia, Oregon and Washington state. On June 7, New Jersey, Montana, New Mexico and South Dakota voters go to the polls along with California, with 172 delegates.
“This is pretty amazing,” GOP consultant Scott Reed told Yahoo News. “Usually, you clean this stuff up before you run for president.”
The case involves courses Trump promoted in 2005 in which Trump promised, “I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor, including you.” Trump also says in the promotional video, “Are YOU My Next Apprentice?” and, “Learn from my handpicked experts how you can profit from the largest real estate liquidation in history.”
The courses were not actually a university and no degrees were offered.
Plaintiffs say they spent upward of $60,000 for seminars in hotel ballrooms. The say they received “mentoring” from Trump’s “hand-picked” real estate experts, but say the got little guidance, and the experts “mostly disappeared.”
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