Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump will appear in a civil fraud case in New York

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Politics / Thursday, 02 November 2023 14:31

Donald Trump Jr., the executive vice president of the Trump Organization and son of former President Donald Trump, will continue to testify in the Supreme Court of New York County on Thursday.

Trump Jr. began testifying in a civil case on Wednesday, accusing him, his brother, and his father of deliberate fraud.

Collin Faerthy, the attorney general's lawyer, began the questioning by asking Trump Jr. about his previous role in the Trump Organization and the Trump Revocable Trust. She also asked about the hierarchy in the business and where she placed him, his brother, his father, and Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, who are the defendants in the case.

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Trump Jr. stated that he did not recall being involved in the preparation of Donald Trump's financial statements but that he was required to sign these documents. He said that he relied on others, such as Weisselberg, to review the documents.

Donald Trump Jr. testifies in a civil fraud case in New York POLITICS Donald Trump Jr. testifies in a civil fraud case in New York It is expected that on Thursday, his testimony will be followed by that of his younger brother, Eric, another vice president of the prominent family business.

Former President Trump is expected to testify as a witness next Monday, marking the first time he will be formally called for public testimony in any of the upcoming legal proceedings.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the former president, is also expected to testify next week. She is not a defendant.

The family will answer questions before Judge Arthur Engoron of New York, who is presiding over the case. Engoron has already ruled that the Trump Organization provided false financial statements. However, several questions still need to be resolved in court, including whether fraud was committed intentionally and what the amount of the penalty should be if the defendants are found guilty.