Court Refuses Ivanka’s Excuse Not to Attend Trial
Ivanka Trump’s argument that she should be excused from testifying midweek in her father Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial in New York did not win. Since she is a busy mother with school-age children, she received great attention from the Court of Appeal.
The former president’s daughter, who was his senior advisor during his single term, asked the committee to overturn a ruling issued by a district court judge requiring her to testify next Wednesday, November 8, according to The Guardian.
“Ms. Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship and will have to testify in court in New York in the middle of the school week, in a case from which she had already been disqualified prior to the hearing,” Ivanka’s lawyers said in a legal filing on Thursday. Resume it.
They also argued that Ivanka has not lived or worked in New York since 2017 and is therefore outside the jurisdiction of the Manhattan civil court.
But in a quick ruling issued Thursday evening, the Court of Appeal provided a brief response rejecting the request.
As a result, Ivanka will become the third of the former president’s children to provide evidence in the trial in which Trump Organization executives, including family members, deny any wrongdoing.
However, Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled that Donald Trump routinely and repeatedly defrauded banks, insurance companies and others while building his real estate empire.
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On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump testified, both denying knowledge of $250 million financial statements in the trial, in which New York Attorney General Letitia James said the family illegally overstated the value of assets and property to obtain positive gains.
The siblings tried to distance themselves from the day-to-day management of the Trump Organization, insisting they relied on accountants and senior staff. However, the district attorney’s office presented evidence that the brothers had seen documents indicating they had prior knowledge of data.