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New York attorney general sues Trump and family over charity, claiming 'illegal conduct'

Dan Mangan

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Thursday sued President Donald Trump and three of his adult children, claiming "a pattern of persistent illegal conduct" for more than a decade at the charity named for Trump.

Underwood claims that the Donald J. Trump Foundation engaged in "extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign."

She also alleged "repeated and willful self-dealing transactions to benefit Mr. Trump's personal and business interests."

In addition to Trump and the foundation, Underwood is suing Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and their sister, Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to the president.

Underwood is seeking restitution of $2.8 million, plus penalties.



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