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Former President Donald Trump and his two adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., have agreed to sit for questioning for a class-action lawsuit alleging that they received millions of dollars in secret payments to promote a fraudulent multi-level marketing company to investors, according to a letter filed Friday with the US District Court for Southern District of New York.

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Donald Trump Jr. is set to be deposed May 10, Eric Trump on May 12 and Donald Trump on June 16 at an as-yet undetermined location, according to the letter, which was signed by attorneys representing the Trumps and the four unnamed plaintiffs.

The attorneys wrote they expected to soon set deposition dates for the plaintiffs, who claim to have been defrauded of life-altering sums as a result of the Trumps’ promotion of the American Communications Network (ACN), a multi-level marketing group accused by the plaintiffs of offering phony business opportunities selling internet, phone and utility plans.

A deposition date has not yet been offered for Ivanka Trump, also a defendant in the lawsuit, the letter said.

The plaintiffs expect to file a letter seeking the court’s intervention on the issue of whether they may take more than 10 factual deposits, an issue that has brought the two sides to an impasse, according to the letter.

According to the letter, MGM has provided the plaintiffs with copies of relevant unaired footage from two episodes of The Celebrity Apprenticea show that allegedly featured two instances of ACN product placement made in exchange for secret payments to the Trumps.