New York magazine is reporting that a man has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization alleging that the President and his children have engaged in a pattern of “ponzi schemes.”
The suit is brought by the same attorney who sued the president over a business venture.
Trump is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, which is filed on behalf of “a group of individuals,” the magazine reports.
Trump’s attorney, Barry Bennett, told the magazine that the suit was not connected to the new Trump Tower project, and that the lawsuit was “nothing more than a legal fishing expedition.”
Bennett also told the publication that he did not know the identity of the individual who filed the suit, but that the individual was not named in the suit.
The suit seeks unspecified damages and unspecified “monetary relief.”
The president has denied any wrongdoing.
Bennett, a partner at the law firm WilmerHale, is a longtime Trump friend who has represented him at every step of the way, from a time when Trump was trying to buy the Miss Universe pageant to his election campaign.
Bennett told the New York Daily News in March that he had worked for Trump on a number of occasions during the campaign and “would not be surprised if [Trump] had a problem with me.”
He told the paper that he is not aware of any business ventures involving Trump that he could not have handled on his own.