The Dallas Morning News
Trump’s sister leaves bench amid inquiry
NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s sister has retired as a federal appeals judge in Philadelphia, ending a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes.
A judicial panel had begun the review in response to four citizen complaints filed in October after The New York Times published a story alleging that the president and his siblings evaded inheritance taxes. An April 1 order said the voluntary Feb. 11 retirement of Maryanne Trump Barry, 82, ended the review.
Scott Shuchart, an attorney who filed one of the complaints, said he was “absolutely disappointed.” “If the Times story is correct, then she participated in a decadeslong multimilliondollar tax fraud,” he said.