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Mary Trump sues president, family for misconduct, fraud

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: QT-Online
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Mary Trump, niece of President Donald Trump, is suing him and the Trump family for allegedly defrauding her of millions of dollars in inheritance. Mary Trump, a psychologist and an author, published a book on Donald Trump, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, in July. In the book, the president is portrayed as a “damaged man” with “lethal flaws” who “threatens the world's health, economic security and social fabric,” the publisher described on its website.
Mary Trump in the prologue to the book wrote, "In addition to the first-hand accounts I can give as my father's daughter and my uncle's only niece, I have the perspective of a trained clinical psychologist. Too Much and Never Enough is the story of the most visible and powerful family in the world. And I am the only Trump who is willing to tell it."
Daughter of President Trump’s estranged brother Fred, Mary has sued Donald Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, and his recently deceased brother Robert Trump of fraud and misconduct. She accused the siblings of seizing control of the real estate empire built by their father, Fred Trump Senior, to enrich themselves. As per the complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, “Fraud was not just the family business—it was a way of life.”
According to Mary Trump, her father, Fred Trump Junior, had left valuable stakes for her in the family business. Donald, Maryanne and Robert Trump, instead of monitoring it as fiduciaries, siphoned off the funds for themselves, to ‘squeeze’ Mary out. The lawsuit alleges that, in the 1990s, while Trump Senior suffered from Alzheimer's, his sons, Donald and Robert, and his daughter, Maryanne, at first competed with each other, but then worked together to advance their interests to the detriment of others, CNN reported.
The lawsuit further reads, "Defendants not only deliberately defrauded Mary out of what was rightfully hers, but they also kept her in the dark about it—until now."