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November 5, 2013 / Brian Bush

Trump University Sued In Federal Court Over Allegations Of Fraud

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Federal Court in San Diego against Trump University and its famous founder, Donald Trump. The lawsuit alleges the educational institute defrauded students out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Art Cohen, the lead plaintiff, claimed he spent over $35,000 dollars on classes, including a “Gold Elite” class, in order to learn the secrets of real estate tycoon, Donald Trump. However, according to Cohen those secrets were never taught as promised, and Mr. Trump did not contribute in any meaningful way to the curriculum of live events. (Bloomberg

Trump University, now known as the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, markets itself as an on-line educational opportunity which promises to teach students how to become real estate investing experts. However, according to a previous lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the classes are a fraud, and the university is an unlicensed educational institution.

“Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally appeared in commercials making false promises to convince people to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn’t afford for lessons they never got,” Schneiderman said.

California consumer protection laws make it illegal for a company to use false or misleading claims to sell a product or service. If you or someone you know purchased classes from Trump University, or the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, you are encouraged to contact Khorrami Boucher Sumner Sanguinetti, LLP for a confidential consultation.


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