The same niece of Donald Trump who published a successful book of family revelations now demand the family. She says the president and two of her brothers deprived her of millions of dollars over decades.
BREAKING: Mary Trump, the president’s niece, is suing the commander-in-chief and his siblings, accusing the trio of committing fraud in an attempt to deprive her of millions of dollars associated with the family’s real estate empirehttps://t.co/ixFf5jDn5u
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Mary L. Trump filed for unspecified compensation in a lawsuit filed Thursday in a state court in New York City.
“Fraud wasn’t just family business, it was the way to live”, demand says.
The lawsuit says the president, his brother Robert, and a sister—former federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry—showed thee as if they were Protectors of Mary Trump as they secretly stripped her of her involvement in minority interests in the family’s vast real estate. Robert Trump died last month.
Messages were sent for comment to the Justice Department, the president’s lawyers, a Robert Trump lawyer, and a Maryanne Trump Barry email address.
Mary Trump and her brother, Fred Trump III, inherited several real estate interests when their father, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981 at the age of 41. Mary Trump was 16 at the time.
According to the lawsuit, Donald Trump and his brothers devalued Mary Trump’s interests, which included a stake in hundreds of apartments in New York City, for several million dollars, even before Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, died on June 25, 1999.
Following the death of the family patriarch, Mary Trump and his brothers objected to the will and Donald Trump and his brothers “increased pressure” for an arrangement, leaving out of health insurance their niece and nephew, according to the lawsuit.
He says that represented “unimaginable cruelty,” because Fred Trump III’s third son, born hours after Fred Trump Sr.’s funeral, suffered seizures and required constant medical care, even for months in an intensive care unit.
According to the lawsuit, when they pressured Mary Trump to accept a settlement and give up all interests in the family business, uncles and aunt gave false financial statements that underestimated the value of their father’s estate by $30 million or less.
“Actually, Mary’s interests were worth tens of millions more than the defendants told her and what she received”, she added.