New York sues Dumbo Trump for fraudulent “university”
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump was sued Saturday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for $40 million. The lawsuit claims The Apprentice star helped run “Trump University,” a phony program that promised riches and apprenticeships in real estate but never delivered.
Instead, what it did deliver was useless seminars that came with a Trump-size price tag, costing students up to $35,000. Schneiderman said students didn’t even get to meet Trump but got their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of him.
Students were worse off financially after they studied with instructors who were “hand-picked” by Trump because of the high costs of the seminars. They would take the initial three-day program then were told they needed more instruction to be successful. If they signed up for “Trump Elite,” they would get individualized coaching until they made their first real estate deal. That one-on-one instruction came with a price between $10,000 to $35,000. When students tried to cancel their memberships, the program wouldn’t do so in a timely manner. The $40 million will serve as restitution.
The attorney general is suing the “university,” Donald Trump as chairman, and the “university” president for persistent fraud, violating federal laws of consumer protection, illegal and deceptive conduct. Complaints from 2005 through 2011 are included in the lawsuit…
Another case of a crook hustling the fools who believe in his ideology. Trump’s regurgitation of ancient Republican slogans haloed by idiot box presentations of his crap reality TV show brought in the suckers like ants to spilled sugar. As soon as they realized they were being snookered, they tried to get their money back – to no avail. This con artist kept every penny he could steal.
It’s easy for some to say they got what they paid for. But, the core of the fraud remains unethical and close to criminal. Trump lied to get people to pay for something they never received. Hopefully, he will now get some of what he deserves.