Donald Trump sued by NY attorney general over Trump University

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(PIX11) — The New York attorney general’s office has filed a $40 million dollar lawsuit against Trump University.

Five thousand students who paid as much as $35,000 for classes say it was a sham.

In fact they claim the only thing they got out of the apprenticeship program was a picture of the celebrity.

Trump’s attorney says the university is completely legitimate.

On Monday, Trump criticized the attorney general, Eric  Schneiderman, dismissing him as a “political hack.”

“He figures by going after Trump, he can get some publicity, which he will get, but we’ll try and make it uncomfortable as possible,” Trump told  “Fox & Friend,” according to Politico.

“Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers’ advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm,” Schneiderman said, according to the AP. “Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand.”

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