Donald Trump Jr. testifies in civil fraud trial
The eldest son of former President Donald Trump testified on Wednesday that he was not involved in preparing financial documents that the New York attorney general says were fraudulently inflated. The New York attorney general accuses him, his brother Eric Trump, and their father of fraud. Judge Arthur Engoron has already ruled the Trump Organization defrauded banks and insurers by inflating the value of assets on paperwork used in business deals. Engoron must still determine if the fraud was done knowingly and decide the penalty.
What did Donald Trump Jr. say in court? Even though the younger Trump was responsible for signing off on the financial statements, he said he didn’t compile the content and relied on others to vet the documents. He was the first of the former president’s children to testify in court. Eric Trump and their sister, Ivanka, who is not a defendant, are scheduled to testify in the coming days.
Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta and Leo Briceno’s article on Trump’s indictment in New York.
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