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Trump on stand at Chicago trial

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) – Donald Trump took the witness stand Tuesday at a civil trial where the developer-turned-TV personality is accused of wooing investors into buying condos at his namesake Chicago skyscraper by promising profit-sharing, then reneging on that promise after the sales.

The real estate magnate gained famed for scrutinizing contestants and firing ones he deemed incompetent on his “Apprentice” TV show. But Trump himself was the one on the hot seat as a plaintiff’s attorney sought to demonstrate to jurors that he and his companies engaged in a bait-and-switch.

The trial stems from a lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, who in 2006 agreed to buy two condos for around $1 million apiece at the 92-story luxury building.

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