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Poised Ivanka Trump Testimony, Still Hurts Dad in Fraud Case


While Ivanka’s father, Donald Trump, and brothers, Don Jr. and Eric, are defendants in the fraud suit, Ivanka was dismissed from the case in June. An appellate court ruled that her work with the Trump Organization, which ended in 2016, was outside the statute of limitations.

Ivanka then fought Letitia James’s efforts to compel her to testify in the case. Her attorneys initially argued that the New York attorney general did not have the jurisdiction to compel her to testify, as the former First Daughter now lives in Florida. Last month Judge Arthur Engoron rejected that claim, noting, “Ms. Trump has clearly availed herself of the privilege of doing business in New York.”

Engoron also denied a follow-up request from Ivanka’s team to let her sit for a deposition in Florida. “We want her here in person,” Engoron said.

Last week, Ivanka’s team made one last effort to keep her out of court, arguing that Engoron’s order that she must testify — along with the entire trial — should be paused until a New York appellate court could hear her appeal.

“Ms. Trump, who resides in Florida with her three minor children, will suffer undue hardship if a stay is denied and she is required to testify at trial in New York in the middle of a school week, in a case she has already been dismissed from, before her appeal is heard,” her attorney argued in an appeal filed November 2.

The court issued a one-sentence ruling rejecting Ivanka’s request, and she withdrew her appeal.

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