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The Trump University Fraud Case Could Become A Big Problem For Trump This Fall

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at West Chester University, Monday, April 25, 2016. CREDIT: MATT SLOCUM, AP
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at West Chester University, Monday, April 25, 2016. CREDIT: MATT SLOCUM, AP

GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump may have to testify shortly before November’s election in a case accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud. On Tuesday, a New York judge ruled the New York Attorney General’s case against Trump University will go to trial.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman first filed the lawsuit in 2013 and only recently received the go-ahead from the New York Appellate Division.

The lawsuit alleges that Trump University “repeatedly deceived students into thinking that they were attending a legally chartered ‘university’” according to the New York Daily News. The allegations against Trump University in its many legal battles include the charge that Trump pretended to “hand-pick” the professors and manipulated people into spending thousands of dollars on seminars — sometimes maxing out their credit cards.

Trump’s attorney, Jeffrey Goldman, said the trial could be held in the fall, according to Fox News. This isn’t the only Trump University lawsuit that could gain steam and go to trial during the election. One of the civil cases against Trump University accusing the “university” of fraud could go to trial in May, Yahoo Politics reported, and the case may require Trump’s presence. That would happen during the Nebraska, West Virginia, Oregon, and Washington primaries.

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