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Donald Trump’s fraud lawsuit takes a grim turn as Bernie Madoff’s lawyer enters the chat

Attorney Ira Sorkin, probably best known for defending disgraced financier/Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, is weighing in on Donald Trump‘s fraud lawsuit in New York.Yesterday, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a 222-page civil lawsuit with the State Supreme Court in Manhattan against the Trump Organization.It accuses the Trumps of “grossly” inflating the ex-president’s net worth by billions of dollars and giving false and misleading financial statements to lenders for at least a decade.The lawsuit seeks a $250 million judgment and to ban the Trumps from ever leading companies in their home state of New York ever again.Related: Tiffany Trump gets the last laugh, excluded from family fraud lawsuit in New YorkSpeaking to NewsNation yesterday, 79-year-old Sorkin said he would be open to representing Trump, if the one-term, twice-impeached ex-president asked him to.“Everyone’s entitled to a defense,” he said. “The problem he’s run into, of course, is that he apparently doesn’t listen to his lawyers.

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