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Trump, lawyer warned in court during real estate trial

Donald Trump took the stand for a second day in a Chicago courtroom.  He’s being sued by an 87-year-old Chicago woman who claims he owes her money on a condo deal gone wrong.

Trump was feisty, candid and all business as he testified in federal court today. He calls the plaintiff a sophisticated investor with lots of money and even more know-how. He says he feels like he is the victim and claims the woman, Jackie Goldberg, is taking him for a ride.

The two are tussling in court over a half million dollars. Goldberg lives at Trump Tower and invested in the hotel there. Trump says she wants her deposit back from the investment after the market changed. He calls the suit a disgrace. They have been tied up in a legal dispute here for years.

Trump and Goldberg’s attorney had a heated exchange before the jury today. The back and forth prompted judge  U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve

to send the jury out of the room then reprimanding the two men, saying, “You’ve been dancing around and boxing with each other for the last 45 minutes.  You’ve got to stop it.”

Trump’s testimony concluded today.  The trial will most likely continue in to next week next week.


7 Comments to “Trump, lawyer warned in court during real estate trial”

    Dan said:
    May 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Maybe that is how he became so rich in real estate. Screwing people out if money by writing clauses that allows him to amend a contracts terms to his benefit and take people's money. It would be awesome if there was a paper trail that put him in jail for 20 years.

      pagan69 said:
      May 16, 2013 at 8:06 AM

      of course, that is how you make money, you take it from someone else

    sharong4 said:
    May 16, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    He will probably file bankruptcy again. Quickest way out. The rich always know how to get around the laws.

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