Ivanka Trump dumps family lawyers, hires Epstein’s attorney instead

Ivanka Trump replaced lawyers she shared with siblings Eric and Don Jr. and will likely adopt a new strategy to fight Letitia James’ fraud suit. The new attorney hired by Ivanka is Bennet Moskowitz, who represented the estate of convicted pe.ophile Jeffrey Epstein.

The case against Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka, her brothers, and their Dad have been sued by New York Attorney General Laetitia James for “falsely inflated property values to obtain cheaper loans.” The lawsuit was filed last year, and the trial will start in October.

James wants all Trump’s adult children out of NY business circles

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James is seeking $250 million alongside “permanently” banning Trump and his three adult children from doing business in the state.

The trio denied the claims

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Despite denying any wrongdoing, a week after the lawsuit was filed, Trump’s oldest children hired Clifford Robert and Michael Farina to represent them in court.

Splitting from her brothers

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The Former First Daughter was represented by Clifford Robert and Michael Farina, of Robert & Robert, alongside her brothers. However, this week she decided to step back and hire Bennet Moskowitz of the Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, Forbes first reported.

Ivanka tried (and failed) to delay the trial

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Trump’s oldest daughter tried to delay the trial by telling New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, who oversees the case, that she had nothing to do with any of the fraudulent behavior alleged by James.

The letter to Engoron

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In the letter to the New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, Ivanka’s former attorneys claimed, “The complaint does not contain a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed or certified any of her father’s financial statements. The complaint affirmatively alleges that other individuals were responsible for those tasks.”

The letter continued

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Further, it said, “Similarly, as Ms. Trump argued in her motion to dismiss – and which the OAG did not contest – there is no allegation that Ms. Trump ever made a misrepresentation about any of her father’s statements of financial condition to anyone.”

At least one of James’ allegations is connected to a property Ivanka occupied

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James’ lawsuit claims that Ivanka’s Park Avenue apartment was said to be worth $25 million, but she retained an option to buy it for $8 million.

The new lawyer worked for Epstein’s estate

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Moskowitz is a well-known name in the business, as he represented the Epstein estate. One alleged victim later accused him of withholding evidence.

Ivanka also replaced her DC attorneys

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Moskowitz will also take over for two Washington, DC-based lawyers, Reid Figel and Michael Kellogg. They were hired by Ivanka Trump independently of her brothers.

Ivanka’s role in the Trump Organization

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The oldest daughter of the former president, and wife of Jared Kushner, was an executive vice president at the Trump Organization. She previously worked with her father on his reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”

She also has a role in the White House

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During Trump’s presidency, Ivanka was an unpaid senior advisor along with her husband, Jared Kushner.

Eric Trump and the Fifth Amendment

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During his deposition, Eric Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment over 500 times. Donald Trump pleaded the fifth more than 400 times during his deposition for James’ lawsuit.

Ivanka is living her best life

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On Instagram, Ivanka continues sharing lavishing photos from traveling and parties, showing no signs of trouble before the October trial.

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