NY attorney general: ‘We’re going to get the money back’ from Trump U.

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New York’s attorney general on Sunday promised justice for students who alleged they were defrauded by Trump University, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s now-defunct business school.

“I’m proud to be representing the people of New York state, and we’re going to get the money back for the thousands of people who were ripped off by this — it wasn’t even a university,” Eric Schneiderman said on “The Cats Roundtable” radio program with John Catsimatidis. “[Trump University] never registered with the state Department of Education, who were chasing them around trying to get them to stop calling themselves a university.

{mosads}“It was really a bait-and-switch scheme. Thousands of people were bilked out of millions of dollars. We’re confident in our legal position,” he added.

Schneiderman said he is uncertain whether New York’s lawsuit against Trump University will reach a trial before the general election.

“I don’t think we’re going to get any of these trials done before the election,” he said.  “I think we will get there.

“This has been getting a lot of attention; probably more attention than it should get, but [Trump’s] decided to go on the offensive,” Schneiderman added. “It’s become embroiled in presidential politics, which is really too bad, but that’s what happens sometimes.”

Trump University shuttered in 2011 and now faces lawsuits in California and New York alleging it defrauded students and left them buried under debt.

Trump has repeatedly touted participants with more positive experiences, adding courts will ultimately clear the program of wrongdoing. 

Schneiderman on Sunday said lawsuits against the controversial classes would eventually show how misleading they were.

“This was, as alleged in our pleadings and our documents submitted to the court, this was just a scam to trick people into thinking they would learn Trump’s personal secrets from his hand-picked experts,” he said. “Well, we’ve got both Trump and the president of the university swearing under oath, and they have both given testimony, that he didn’t even meet the experts. There weren’t his hand-picked experts, and he didn’t write the curriculum, so they weren’t his secrets.”

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