Ivanka Trump listed as prosecution witness in her father’s New York fraud trial: Michael Cohen and ex-Trump Organization COO Alan Weisselberg also set to take the stand in $250million case
- Judge Arthur Engoron ruled this week that Trump engaged in fraud
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Former first daughter Ivanka Trump is among the Trump family members prosecutors plan to call in the fraud trial set to start Monday in New York.
She is among three Trump children listed as witnesses in the case, after Judge Arthur Engoron issued a stunning ruling finding Trump and his company committed fraud over a period of years.
New York state AG Letitia James has sued Trump and his firm for $250 million in damages, in a trial where the penalty phase kicks off next week following Engoron’s summary judgement ruling.
Trump has attacked the judge as a ‘Trump Hater’ and fumed about the attack on his family business, amid uncertainty about whether the latest ruling would force him to liquidate his real estate and hospitality empire in the state.
Prosecutors plan to call former first daughter Ivanka Trump as a witness in the Trump fraud case. She was a senior advisor in the Trump White House. As an employee of her father’s company, she was involved in the lease of the Old Post Office for the former Trump hotel in D.C.
Prosecutors also plan to call former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who testified to Congress in 2019 and leveled charges that Trump would inflate assets’ values when communicating with lenders, then cut them back in tax filings. Those alleged practices are at the heart of Engoron’s ruling of fraud.
He said Trump goosed his net worth by as much as $2 billion.
Cohen celebrated Engoron’s ruling this week by posting an online image of caviar.
Also set to be called is former Trump Organization exec Allen Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty to tax fraud last year. Under a plea agreement he will serve five months in prison in exchange for testimony.
Trump’s defense team plans to call 128 witnesses, NBC reported.
Trump Organization exec Eric Trump fired off a series of angry tweets hitting back at the ruling, which also hits at any entity controlled or beneficially owned by his father, him, and Donald Trump Jr.
Ivanka Trump testified during AG James’ probe. She worked on deals including the lease of the Old Post Office, which served as a political hub when it was a Trump hotel during the Trump administration
Prosecutors also plan to call former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who posted an image of caviar following Judge Arthur Engoron’s ruling of fraud
The defense plans to call former President Trump and his sons Don Jr. and Eric Trump (l)
‘As absurd as this case is, Judge Engoron knows that I have done absolutely nothing wrong. Any impartial judge looking at the facts, and extensive testimony, would have never allowed my name to be dragged through the mud. Frankly, it’s cruel,’ he posted on X, the former Twitter site Wednesday.
That came after a Tuesday post, where he wrote: ‘While everyone can see that this case is egregious, the only thing worse than weaponizing the legal system against a political opponent is unfairly going after their family. Both the Attorney General and the Judge know I had absolutely NOTHING to do with this case.’
Online critics noted that Eric Trump reportedly took the 5th Amendment 500 times when he was deposed in the case.