Mary Trump accused her uncle of fraud
Mary Trump, the niece of former US President Donald Trump, has been in the news recently due to her inheritance problems. Mary’s father, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981, leaving behind a sizable estate. Fred Trump Jr. had three children, Mary, Fred III, and Elizabeth, and when he died, his estate was divided equally among his children.
However, Mary has accused her uncle, Donald, and her aunt, Maryanne Trump Barry, of fraudulently depriving her of her fair share of the inheritance. She has claimed that they conspired to undervalue her father’s assets in order to reduce her share of the estate.
Mary filed a lawsuit in September 2020, seeking damages of $10 million, claiming that the fraud occurred in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She alleges that her uncle and aunt took advantage of her during a time of grief and emotional distress following her father’s death.
There is definitely something going on here: before he died at the age of 71, Robert Trump lead an unsuccessful campaign to thwart Mary’s tell-all-book from being published. The Trump family even went so far as to file a lawsuit to prevent its publication.
When the book was published in 2020 it was instantly a bestseller. Her book includes details about the family’s (alleged) shady business dealings, which include tax fraud. Her claims about her family’s focus on wealth and power at any cost has contributed to widespread problems across the United States today. Problems that are no doubt still lingering today.
Mary’s case highlights the importance of having a fair and transparent process for distributing inheritances. It is essential to ensure that all heirs receive their fair share and that the process is not manipulated or influenced by those with a vested interest.
This is an interesting turn of events for the Trump family. You can read more about the ongoing inheritance battle below: Mary Trump is suing the president.