Trump lawyer denies NY AG's lawsuit claims

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Associated Press

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 25 at 10:03 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump's attorney accuses New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of trying to extort campaign contributions from the real estate mogul through his investigation of Trump University.

Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen tells The Associated Press that Schneiderman's lawsuit against Trump and Trump University filed Saturday is filled with falsehoods. Cohen says Trump and his university never defrauded anyone.

Cohen says Trump won't be extorted by anyone, including the attorney general.

Schneiderman sued Trump for $40 million, saying the celebrity businessman helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.

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