An attorney for an 87-year-old grandmother who accused real estate mogul Donald Trump of talking her into buying two $1 million condos at the height of the real estate boom tried to paint Trump in “extreme terms — as villainous and greedy,” AP reports.
Shelly Kulwin displayed a giant photograph of Trump in federal court, saying he wouldn’t want his own grandmother to be in the same room with him. Kulwin portrayed his client, Jacqueline Goldberg, as a former waitress who’d worked her way through college and lived according to her Depression-era values.
In the end, the jury wasn’t convinced that Goldberg was deceived by Trump’s promise to share profits in the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago. Trump’s lawyer said that Goldberg was a sophisticated investor who signed a contract saying Trump could cancel the promised profit-sharing plan at any time. Source: news-journal.com.