NEW YORK (AP) — Students from Donald Trump's real-estate school are telling their stories days after New York's attorney general filed a $40 million lawsuit against the billionaire developer and his "Trump University."

Trump is accused of running a phony school that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and largely useless seminars.

Bob Guillo spent almost $35,000 hoping to learn some real estate secrets. Instead, he says, he left the sessions in Manhattan hotels cash-poor — with a photo of himself next to a cardboard cutout of the mogul, who never even showed up.

But Marla Rains-Colic says her program in St. Louis was "an education that opened the door" to real estate investment.