The Trump Family to Testify in New York Civil Fraud Case

Former President Donald Trump and his three eldest children will testify over the next two weeks.

Starting on Wednesday, the legal team of the New York Attorney General will call members of the Trump family to testify in a civil proceeding alleging that fraud was knowingly committed by the Trump Organization and Trump himself.

Donald Trump Jr., who is the Vice President of the Trump Organization, is set to testify first, followed by his younger brother Eric, another Vice President of the family's prominent business. Both, along with their father, are defendants in the case.

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

Ivanka Trump, the former president's daughter, is also scheduled to testify next week. She is not a defendant.

The family will respond to questions before Judge Arthur Engoron of New York, who is presiding over the trial. Engoron has already ruled that the Trump Organization committed fraud. However, several issues are still pending in the court, including whether the fraud was committed intentionally and the amount of fines to be paid if the defendants are found guilty.

Trump Takes a Stand and Is Fined $10,000 for Violating Gag Order in Fraud Case POLITICS Trump Takes a Stand and Is Fined $10,000 for Violating Gag Order in Fraud Case Former Trump Allies Have Already Testified Last week, Engoron heard testimony from Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney and a well-known "fixer" who turned against his former boss.

During his testimony, Cohen claimed that Trump had asked him to "inflate the overall asset values based on a number that he arbitrarily chose."

Cohen said that his responsibility, along with that of former Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, "was to reverse engineer various asset classes to increase these assets to the numbers that he was looking for."

But Cohen's past convictions, including perjury before Congress and bank fraud, as well as his previous guilty pleas for tax evasion and campaign finance violations, were raised by both the New York Attorney General's attorneys and Trump's attorneys.

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Engoron previously heard testimony from Weisselberg, who is also a defendant in the case. He is accused of signing falsified financial statements.

One of the statements he was questioned about in court relates to Trump's penthouse.

According to documents presented during the trial, in 1994, the Trump Tower triplex was almost 11,000 square feet, not the 30,000 square feet as listed in financial statements used in subsequent years.

A Forbes magazine article initially shed light on this inconsistency in 2017. Weisselberg testified that he did not pay attention to that specific property. He said he couldn't remember discussing financial statements with Trump when they were finalized.

POLITICS Eric Trump stands in the hallway outside a New York courtroom where his family's civil fraud case is being heard on October 25. Ted Shaffrey/AP Gag Order Still in Effect Trump was fined $10,000 and called to testify last week for violating the gag order imposed by Engoron during the first week of the trial.

The order prohibits any party from making comments about anyone in the judge's personnel.

Trump had previously been fined $5,000 for violating the same gag order after a post on Truth Social revealed the judge's secretary, who remained on the Trump campaign website.

"I'm very protective of my personnel," Engoron said, warning of "harsh sanctions" in the future.