Former President Trump’s second son, Eric, will testify again today in front of a New York court in the indictment of overvaluation of assets. Eric Trump caused a stir yesterday after claiming he had nothing to do with the financial statements. But prosecutors presented evidence to the contrary.
Eric Trump initially insisted in his deposition that he “never had anything to do with the financial statements” prepared by the Trump Org. Prosecutors then presented emails and details of phone conversations that show Eric discussed the financial statements with other high-ranking officials in the Trump Org family business.
When the judge then asked him again if he “knew about his father’s annual financial reports,” Eric Trump said, “It appears he did.”
Trump testified under oath, and lying to a court is a criminal offense in the US.
Both he and his brother Don Trump, who testified a day earlier, called the trial a politicized “witch hunt.”
Donald Trump and his sons are accused of fraudulently overvaluing assets, causing damage to banks, insurance companies and the state of New York. State Attorney Letitia James is asking the court to order them to pay $250 million in damages. (Newsweek)