President Trump sued for fraud by his niece Mary

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Mary Trump is a psychologist, businessman and author


The niece of US President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit, accusing him and two of his family of fraud and conspiracy.

Mary Trump alleges that Mr Trump, her sister Maryanne Trump Barry and her brother Robert Trump, who died in August, defrauded her over an inheritance.

Ms Trump, who released a revealing memoir on the president in July, is seeking to recover millions of dollars she claims she lost.

Neither Mr. Trump nor his siblings have commented publicly on the matter.

Mary Trump’s memoir, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, describes the President as a “narcissist” who now threatens the lives of all Americans.

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The White House rejects the claims made in the book, and the Trump family has taken legal action to try to block it.

What is in the Mary Trump trial?

The lawsuit was filed in a New York court Thursday.

He says President Trump and his siblings should be tried on eight counts, including fraudulent misrepresentation and cover-up, and civil conspiracy.

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An undated photo of the Trump siblings, L to R: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred (Mary Trump’s father), Donald and Maryanne


The lawsuit says that Mary Trump “inherited valuable minority interests in the family business” after the death of her father Fred Trump Jr. in 1981, and that “Donald, Maryanne and Robert are committed to looking after her interests as trustees ”.

“They lied. Rather than protecting Mary’s interests, they devised and implemented a complex plan to divert funds from her interests, disguise their hold. [fraud], and deceive her on the true value of what she had inherited, ”says the court document.

Mary Trump, 55, is an American psychologist, businesswoman and author.

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