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Hollywood Attorney Irwin Russell Dies at 87







A high-profile federal prosecutor who has handled major cases including the criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Attorney-works-to-overturn-Kan-sex-predator-law-4759855.php is stepping down next month. Neil MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said Thursday his resignation is effective Sept. 13. He was appointed in 2009. PHOTOS: Last week's best news photos of the week Under MacBride, the Alexandria-based office pursued terrorism, corruption, human trafficking and white-collar prosecutions, and increased its emphasis on cases with international connections, including drug trafficking, arms dealing, and piracy. The office is also conducting an ongoing investigation of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, and has filed criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who has received asylum in Russia. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a statement Thursday praising MacBride as an exceptional leader, a committed public servant, and a brilliant attorney handling complicated cases with extraordinary skill. MacBrides office obtained a bribery conviction of former Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., and brought a major copyright piracy case against Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site. Recently, MacBride had been under consideration for appointment as FBI director. He once served as chief counsel for then-Sen. Joe Biden. MacBride says he has not decided what hell do next.
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N.J. attorney general agrees to pay $425K to man beaten by N.J. State Police troopers





McQueary notified Paterno and school officials at the time, but police were never called, an omission that eventually led to Paterno's firing. Casey did not disclose the terms of the settlements but said they took shape some time ago and were completed a week ago, followed by passing paperwork back and forth to memorialize them. "To say they're relieved, I think, is a fair statement," Casey said. "But it's also accurate to say that while we've closed this chapter, there's a whole lot of this that's necessarily inadequate." The university has not announced the deals. Nearly a week ago, a lawyer disclosed the first settlement among the 31 lawsuits filed against the school amid the Sandusky scandal. Earlier this week, a lawyer brought in by Penn State to facilitate negotiations said he expected 24 more cases to settle in the near future. A Penn State spokesman said Friday only that settlement talks continued to progress. He declined to comment further. The school has spent nearly $50 million on the Sandusky scandal, not including any payments to the victims and accusers. Other lawyers involved in settlement talks said Friday they were still working with the university but none had a signed, final agreement. Sandusky spent three decades at Penn State under Paterno.
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Attorney works to overturn Kan. sex predator law







This is a deep loss for all ofus." Born in 1926, Russell arrived in Los Angeles in 1971 after experience serving on the National Wage Stabilization Board in Washington, D.C and working in private practice in New York City. He was involved in the takeover of the Walt Disney Company in 1984 and served on the Disney board. Among the many industry deals he is credited with, Russell helped bring the Muppets to Sesame Street andCandid Camera to television. Carol Burnettfondly recalled her friendship with Russell. "I knew Irwin from back when I got my start on the Garry Moore Show in the early1960s," the actress said. "He was a good friend and I'm happy that we were able to keep in touch all these years. I'll miss him and our frequent conversations. He was a gentleman through and through." The lawyer is survived by his wife,Suzanne. A memorial is set for September.
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Eric Holder At March On Washington Anniversary: I Wouldn't Be Attorney General Without 1963 Marchers







The recording, which has never before been made public, was recently obtained by The Star-Ledger. This version of the video is about one minute and shows the violence that transpired. View/Post Comments View full size Photo Courtesy of Samuel Snyder The father of James Bayliss says this photo shows injuries state troopers inflicted on his son in 2009. The younger Bayliss was in a car stopped at a blockade as troopers tried to find a pair of burglary suspects in Warren County. TRENTON The state Attorney Generals Office will pay $425,000 to a mentally disabled man who was beaten by State Police troopers, bringing to a close a saga that began more than four years ago after a pre-dawn traffic stop in Warren County. The encounter involving James Bayliss, then 21, of Hackettstown, drew widespread condemnation, including from former Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, after a video of the incident was disclosed last year by The Star-Ledger. "Were glad to have closure, and Im really ecstatic for my son," Bayliss father, John, said in an interview. "If it wasnt for The Star-Ledger writing a story, this would have been washed under the carpet and nothing would have happened." An attorney for James Bayliss, Robert Woodruff, confirmed the settlement Wednesday. Under the deal reached Tuesday, Bayliss agreed to drop his federal lawsuit against the troopers and the state, which admitted no wrongdoing, Woodruff said. "The events of that night have been brought to light and a fair conclusion has been reached," Woodruff said. A spokesman for the Attorney Generals Office, Leland Moore, said in a statement, "We believe we have reached a settlement that is fair and equitable given the plain breach of the attorney generals use of force policy." He added the breach was evident in the video of the beating that was captured by a State Police patrol car camera. On an early May morning in 2009, after the State Police had searched through the night for two burglary suspects in Warren County, they stopped a car Bayliss was riding in and asked him to step outside so he could be searched. The video of the stop showed Bayliss standing against the car as Staff Sgt.
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New York Attorney General Sues Donald Trump And His Alleged 'Sham' 'University' — Says Students 'Defrauded' Out Of $40 Million







Michael Whalen , a lawyer for 63-year-old sex offender Robert Ontibersos, Friday urged District Judge Terry Pullman on Friday to quash subpoenas for his client's medical and prison records, The Wichita Eagle reported ( http://is.gd/udJfzc ). Ontibersos was convicted of attempted rape in 1983 and aggravated sexual battery in 2001. He was about to be paroled in 2008 when a jury found that he was a sexual predator, resulting in his continued incarceration under the state's Sexual Predator Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 1997. The Kansas Supreme Court overturned the verdict and said Ontobersos' attorney was ineffective. Whalen, who argued Friday that disclosing his client's records violates federal medical privacy laws, has taken over as Ontibersos' counsel. Jennifer Wilbert , who represented Larned State Hospital at Friday's hearing, said there's an exception in federal privacy law that requires confidential medical records to be provided to authorities in sexual predator cases. Ontiberos' mental health records would be needed in order to determine whether or not he is a sexual predator, Assistant Kansas Attorney General Christine Ladner said. "It's the heart of the issue; that's why the law provides for it," she said. The law considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 is a far cry from what the state's Sexual Predator Act has become, Whalen said.
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MANASSAS, VA - AUGUST 17: Mee-ha, a Pit bull mix, jumps into a pool of water catching a ball in midair, as part of The Marvelous Mutts traveling show at the Prince William County Fair in Manassas, VA, on August 17, 2013. The show features rescued dogs and travels to fairs all over the United States. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post)

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) March On Washington 50th Anniversary Young marchers with a local NAACP chapter (Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary A large crowd marched along Independence Ave. (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary The parents of Trayvon Martin and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) at the front of the March (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary The front of the march heads over Kutz Bridge by the Jefferson Memorial (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). Rev. Al Sharpton And Martin Luther King III Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III marching (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post).
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Donald Trump investment school sued by NY attorney general







Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:41pm EDT (Reuters) - New York state's attorney general said on Sunday he has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump and his for-profit investment school, accusing them of engaging in illegal business practices. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged that the real estate mogul, a former executive and the Trump Entrepreneur Institute - called Trump University until 2010 - made false claims about classes at the school, including that Trump handpicked instructors. "No one, no matter how rich or popular they are, has a right to scam hard-working New Yorkers," Schneiderman said in a statement. The attorney general said from 2005 to 2011, the Trump school operated without an educational license while misleading consumers into paying for courses promising to teach Trump's real estate investment techniques. More than 5,000 people nationally took the courses, paying $40 million, Schneiderman said. The lawsuit is seeking restitution of at least $40 million, as well as a disgorgement of profits, penalties and an injunction, Schneiderman's office said. A copy of the lawsuit, which was filed in New York state court, was not immediately available Sunday. But Schneiderman said in the statement that his office found Trump did not himself pick a single instructor at the seminars and had minimal to no involvement in developing the courses' content.
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Attorney: Sandusky's adopted son, 'Victim 2' among 7 who settle lawsuits against Penn State







Renee Estill-Sombright told CNN affiliate KGTV that the mayor called her "beautiful" at a church breakfast in June, said he couldn't take his eyes off her, asked whether she was married and then said he'd like to take her out some time. Emily Gilbert accused Filner of sexual harassment on Friday, August 2. She told CNN she was hired to sing at a fundraising event in December and the mayor grabbed her, slid his hand down the small of her back and gave her "tush a pat." He then asked her: "Oh, Marilyn, can I get your card?" she recalled. Filner's former spokeswoman, Irene McCormack Jackson, has also accused him of sexual harassment and filed a suit against him. She said Filner subjected her and other women to "crude and disgusting" comments and inappropriate touching. She resigned as Filner's communications director in June after, she said, she decided the mayor would not change his behavior. Nonprofit founder Morgan Rose said she met Filner in 2009 when she was lobbying for her organization, which works with military and other families hurt by domestic violence.
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner reaches mediation deal, city attorney says





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<h3 style="clear:both">Hollywood Attorney Irwin Russell Dies at 87</h3>

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A high-profile federal prosecutor who has handled major cases including the criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he <a href='http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Attorney-works-to-overturn-Kan-sex-predator-law-4759855.php'>http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Attorney-works-to-overturn-Kan-sex-predator-law-4759855.php</a> is stepping down next month. Neil MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said Thursday his resignation is effective Sept. 13. He was appointed in 2009. PHOTOS: Last week's best news photos of the week Under MacBride, the Alexandria-based office pursued terrorism, corruption, human trafficking and white-collar prosecutions, and increased its emphasis on cases with international connections, including drug trafficking, arms dealing, and piracy. The office is also conducting an ongoing investigation of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, and has filed criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who has received asylum in Russia. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a statement Thursday praising MacBride as an exceptional leader, a committed public servant, and a brilliant attorney handling complicated cases with extraordinary skill. MacBrides office obtained a bribery conviction of former Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., and brought a major copyright piracy case against Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site. Recently, MacBride had been under consideration for appointment as FBI director. He once served as chief counsel for then-Sen. Joe Biden. MacBride says he has not decided what hell do next. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-attorney-macbride-in-va-will-step-down-oversaw-major-cases-including-snowden-charges/2013/08/22/60e13f40-0b5d-11e3-89fe-abb4a5067014_story.html' rel='nofollow'>http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-attorney-macbride-in-va-will-step-down-oversaw-major-cases-including-snowden-charges/2013/08/22/60e13f40-0b5d-11e3-89fe-abb4a5067014_story.html</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">N.J. attorney general agrees to pay $425K to man beaten by N.J. State Police troopers</h3>

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McQueary notified Paterno and school officials at the time, but police were never called, an omission that eventually led to Paterno's firing. Casey did not disclose the terms of the settlements but said they took shape some time ago and were completed a week ago, followed by passing paperwork back and forth to memorialize them. "To say they're relieved, I think, is a fair statement," Casey said. "But it's also accurate to say that while we've closed this chapter, there's a whole lot of this that's necessarily inadequate." The university has not announced the deals. Nearly a week ago, a lawyer disclosed the first settlement among the 31 lawsuits filed against the school amid the Sandusky scandal. Earlier this week, a lawyer brought in by Penn State to facilitate negotiations said he expected 24 more cases to settle in the near future. A Penn State spokesman said Friday only that settlement talks continued to progress. He declined to comment further. The school has spent nearly $50 million on the Sandusky scandal, not including any payments to the victims and accusers. Other lawyers involved in settlement talks said Friday they were still working with the university but none had a signed, final agreement. Sandusky spent three decades at Penn State under Paterno. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/24/attorney-sandusky-adopted-son-victim-2-among-7-who-settle-lawsuits-against-penn/' rel='nofollow'>http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/24/attorney-sandusky-adopted-son-victim-2-among-7-who-settle-lawsuits-against-penn/</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">Attorney works to overturn Kan. sex predator law</h3>

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This is a deep loss for all ofus." Born in 1926, Russell arrived in Los Angeles in 1971 after experience serving on the National Wage Stabilization Board in Washington, D.C and working in private practice in New York City. He was involved in the takeover of the Walt Disney Company in 1984 and served on the Disney board. Among the many industry deals he is credited with, Russell helped bring the Muppets to Sesame Street andCandid Camera to television. Carol Burnettfondly recalled her friendship with Russell. "I knew Irwin from back when I got my start on the Garry Moore Show in the early1960s," the actress said. "He was a good friend and I'm happy that we were able to keep in touch all these years. I'll miss him and our frequent conversations. He was a gentleman through and through." The lawyer is survived by his wife,Suzanne. A memorial is set for September. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-attorney-irwin-russell-dies-614085' rel='nofollow'>http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-attorney-irwin-russell-dies-614085</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">Eric Holder At March On Washington Anniversary: I Wouldn't Be Attorney General Without 1963 Marchers</h3>

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The recording, which has never before been made public, was recently obtained by The Star-Ledger. This version of the video is about one minute and shows the violence that transpired. View/Post Comments View full size Photo Courtesy of Samuel Snyder The father of James Bayliss says this photo shows injuries state troopers inflicted on his son in 2009. The younger Bayliss was in a car stopped at a blockade as troopers tried to find a pair of burglary suspects in Warren County. TRENTON The state Attorney Generals Office will pay $425,000 to a mentally disabled man who was beaten by State Police troopers, bringing to a close a saga that began more than four years ago after a pre-dawn traffic stop in Warren County. The encounter involving James Bayliss, then 21, of Hackettstown, drew widespread condemnation, including from former Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, after a video of the incident was disclosed last year by The Star-Ledger. "Were glad to have closure, and Im really ecstatic for my son," Bayliss father, John, said in an interview. "If it wasnt for The Star-Ledger writing a story, this would have been washed under the carpet and nothing would have happened." An attorney for James Bayliss, Robert Woodruff, confirmed the settlement Wednesday. Under the deal reached Tuesday, Bayliss agreed to drop his federal lawsuit against the troopers and the state, which admitted no wrongdoing, Woodruff said. "The events of that night have been brought to light and a fair conclusion has been reached," Woodruff said. A spokesman for the Attorney Generals Office, Leland Moore, said in a statement, "We believe we have reached a settlement that is fair and equitable given the plain breach of the attorney generals use of force policy." He added the breach was evident in the video of the beating that was captured by a State Police patrol car camera. On an early May morning in 2009, after the State Police had searched through the night for two burglary suspects in Warren County, they stopped a car Bayliss was riding in and asked him to step outside so he could be searched. The video of the stop showed Bayliss standing against the car as Staff Sgt. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/nj_attorney_general_agrees_to_pay_425000_to_man_beaten_by_nj_state_police_troopers.html' rel='nofollow'>http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/nj_attorney_general_agrees_to_pay_425000_to_man_beaten_by_nj_state_police_troopers.html</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">New York Attorney General Sues Donald Trump And His Alleged 'Sham' 'University' — Says Students 'Defrauded' Out Of $40 Million</h3>

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Michael Whalen , a lawyer for 63-year-old sex offender Robert Ontibersos, Friday urged District Judge Terry Pullman on Friday to quash subpoenas for his client's medical and prison records, The Wichita Eagle reported ( http://is.gd/udJfzc ). Ontibersos was convicted of attempted rape in 1983 and aggravated sexual battery in 2001. He was about to be paroled in 2008 when a jury found that he was a sexual predator, resulting in his continued incarceration under the state's Sexual Predator Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 1997. The Kansas Supreme Court overturned the verdict and said Ontobersos' attorney was ineffective. Whalen, who argued Friday that disclosing his client's records violates federal medical privacy laws, has taken over as Ontibersos' counsel. Jennifer Wilbert , who represented Larned State Hospital at Friday's hearing, said there's an exception in federal privacy law that requires confidential medical records to be provided to authorities in sexual predator cases. Ontiberos' mental health records would be needed in order to determine whether or not he is a sexual predator, Assistant Kansas Attorney General Christine Ladner said. "It's the heart of the issue; that's why the law provides for it," she said. The law considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 is a far cry from what the state's Sexual Predator Act has become, Whalen said. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Attorney-works-to-overturn-Kan-sex-predator-law-4759855.php' rel='nofollow'>http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Attorney-works-to-overturn-Kan-sex-predator-law-4759855.php</a></p>





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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) March On Washington 50th Anniversary Young marchers with a local NAACP chapter (Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary A large crowd marched along Independence Ave. (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary The parents of Trayvon Martin and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) at the front of the March (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). March On Washington 50th Anniversary The front of the march heads over Kutz Bridge by the Jefferson Memorial (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). Rev. Al Sharpton And Martin Luther King III Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III marching (Ryan J. Reilly/The Huffington Post). <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/eric-holder-march-on-washington_n_3809964.html' rel='nofollow'>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/24/eric-holder-march-on-washington_n_3809964.html</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">Donald Trump investment school sued by NY attorney general</h3>

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Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:41pm EDT (Reuters) - New York state's attorney general said on Sunday he has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump and his for-profit investment school, accusing them of engaging in illegal business practices. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleged that the real estate mogul, a former executive and the Trump Entrepreneur Institute - called Trump University until 2010 - made false claims about classes at the school, including that Trump handpicked instructors. "No one, no matter how rich or popular they are, has a right to scam hard-working New Yorkers," Schneiderman said in a statement. The attorney general said from 2005 to 2011, the Trump school operated without an educational license while misleading consumers into paying for courses promising to teach Trump's real estate investment techniques. More than 5,000 people nationally took the courses, paying $40 million, Schneiderman said. The lawsuit is seeking restitution of at least $40 million, as well as a disgorgement of profits, penalties and an injunction, Schneiderman's office said. A copy of the lawsuit, which was filed in New York state court, was not immediately available Sunday. But Schneiderman said in the statement that his office found Trump did not himself pick a single instructor at the seminars and had minimal to no involvement in developing the courses' content. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/25/us-usa-newyork-trump-idUSBRE97O01U20130825' rel='nofollow'>http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/25/us-usa-newyork-trump-idUSBRE97O01U20130825</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">Attorney: Sandusky's adopted son, 'Victim 2' among 7 who settle lawsuits against Penn State</h3>

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Renee Estill-Sombright told CNN affiliate KGTV that the mayor called her "beautiful" at a church breakfast in June, said he couldn't take his eyes off her, asked whether she was married and then said he'd like to take her out some time. Emily Gilbert accused Filner of sexual harassment on Friday, August 2. She told CNN she was hired to sing at a fundraising event in December and the mayor grabbed her, slid his hand down the small of her back and gave her "tush a pat." He then asked her: "Oh, Marilyn, can I get your card?" she recalled. Filner's former spokeswoman, Irene McCormack Jackson, has also accused him of sexual harassment and filed a suit against him. She said Filner subjected her and other women to "crude and disgusting" comments and inappropriate touching. She resigned as Filner's communications director in June after, she said, she decided the mayor would not change his behavior. Nonprofit founder Morgan Rose said she met Filner in 2009 when she was lobbying for her organization, which works with military and other families hurt by domestic violence. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/21/us/san-diego-mayor-bob-filner-deal' rel='nofollow'>http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/21/us/san-diego-mayor-bob-filner-deal</a></p>





<h3 style="clear:both">San Diego Mayor Bob Filner reaches mediation deal, city attorney says</h3>

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<img src='http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130802170901-01-filner-accusers-horizontal-gallery.jpg' width='200px' alt='Emily Gilbert <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/02/us/california-san-diego-mayor/index.html'>accused Filner of sexual harassment</a> on Friday, August 2. She told CNN she was hired to sing at a fundraising event in December and the mayor grabbed her, slid his hand down the small of her back and gave her "tush a pat." He then asked her: "Oh, Marilyn, can I get your card?" she recalled.' style='float:left;padding:5px' />

The suit says that 5,000 students, many paying thousands of dollars, thought they would get to at least meet the Donald. Instead, they only got their picture taken with a cardboard cutout. Between 2005 and 2011, Trump University swindled consumers into paying for a spate of expensive courses that did not deliver on promises to teach real estate investing techniques, the suit alleges. "More than 5,000 people across the country who paid Donald Trump $40 million to teach them his hard sell tactics got a hard lesson in bait-and-switch," Schneiderman said in a statement. "Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally appeared in commercials making false promises to convince people to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn't afford for lessons they never got." Schneiderman argues that Trump promised free workshops taught by his own knowledgeable, hand-picked instructors who were, in fact, nothing of the sort. The free workshops were actually designed to get students to sign up for another three-day, $1,495 seminar where Trump would supposedly appear in person, the suit alleges. Those students were also pushed to sign up for a "Trump elite mentorship program" ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 a head. Trump's attorney Michael Cohen denied the charges , arguing they were purely political. "The attorney general has been angry because he felt that Mr. Trump and his various companies should have done much more for him in terms of fundraising," Cohen said. The writing was on the wall from Trump University years ago, when the New York Education Department said it was not licensed to call itself a university . It became "Trump Entrepreneur Institute" in 2011. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit <a href='http://finance.yahoo.com/news/york-attorney-general-launches-brutal-233333245.html' rel='nofollow'>http://finance.yahoo.com/news/york-attorney-general-launches-brutal-233333245.html</a></p>

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