Aug 24 The New York state attorney general filed
a $40 million lawsuit on Saturday against Donald Trump's
for-profit investment school, Trump University, accusing it of
engaging in illegal business practices, according to the New
The newspaper reported that New York Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman alleged that the real estate mogul, his Trump
Organization company and others made false claims about classes
at the school, including that Trump handpicked instructors.
Representatives for the New York attorney general's office
and Trump were not available for comment late on Saturday.
But Trump said in a post on Twitter, "Light weight NYS
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is trying to extort me with a
civil law suit."
The tweet linked to a website about Trump University, which
says the school has a 98 percent approval rating from students.
The New York attorney general's lawsuit seeks restitution of
at least $40 million, the Times said, and it alleges that Trump
University was run as an unlicensed educational institution from
2005 to 2011 and that Trump did not create the curriculum for
any of the school's courses.
(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Editing by Alex
Dobuzinskis and Peter Cooney)