NY: Ivanka Trump seeks delay, blames others in fraud suit

Source: Independent [UK]

“Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of former president Donald Trump, has asked for a delay in bringing the $250m fraud lawsuit filed against her, her brothers, her father and their family’s eponymous real estate company to trial because a defence arguing that she wasn’t responsible for fraudulent financial statements issued by the company will take more time to prepare. In court documents, Ms Trump’s attorneys argue that the fraud complaint filed last year against her and her co-defendants by New York Attorney General Letitia James ‘does not contain a single allegation that Ms. Trump directly or indirectly created, prepared, reviewed, or certified any of her father’s financial statements.’ ‘Other individuals were responsible for those tasks,’ her lawyers wrote. … Her lawyers also said the case is ‘not simple’ because she resigned from her role at the company in 2017 to take a position in her father’s administration.” (03/08/23)