Ivanka Trump Appeals Judge’s Order to Testify in Father’s Fraud Trial

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Trump, filed an appeal on Wednesday against a judge’s order that she provide testimony in the ongoing fraud prosecution in New York involving her father.

Despite the fact that Ivanka Trump is no longer a party in the case, the appeal consists predominantly of a transcript from the hearing last month during which her attorneys presented their case to Engoron.

Despite this, Engoron ultimately sided with the New York attorney general’s office.

The legal proceeding, initiated by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), alleges that the Trump family enterprise engaged in fraudulent activities involving the inflation and deflation of asset values in order to secure more favorable insurance terms and tax treatment.

In June, a New York appeals court dismissed the case against Ivanka Trump, the Trump Organization, and two of her siblings. The court ruled that the claims against her were time-barred under the statute of limitations of the state.

Her attorney contended in court documents and during the hearing last week regarding Ivanka Trump’s protests that it is beyond the purview of James to compel her to testify, and implied that the attorney general’s office is attempting to “force her back into this case.”

Ivanka Trump is petitioning the appellate division of New York to reevaluate her contention regarding jurisdiction, alongside a number of other points, including the properness of the issuance of her subpoena.

Her testimony is scheduled for November 8, but the appeal may cause a postponement.

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