US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been called to do jury service.
The billionaire Republican candidate, who has attracted controversy for his comments on the campaign trail in recent weeks, said he will be taking a break to attend court in New York City on Monday.
He said he is "looking forward to appearing" to perform the public service.
Mr Trump confirmed that he had been summoned on Friday before a campaign rally in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary.
The 69-year-old entrepreneur was fined $250 this year for failing to appear for jury service several times in recent years, according to The New York Times.
Michael Cohen, an executive vice president at the Trump Organisation and special counsel to Mr Trump, said he had not appeared because the summonses had been sent to an address where Mr Trump had never lived, meaning he had not received them.
Mr Cohen said the fine had been waived.
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
“Mr Trump’s failure to appear for previous jury requests was the result of the unified court system’s error in the mailing address and not Mr Trump’s refusal to uphold his civic duty,” he told the newspaper.
“It is impossible to know if you are being asked to serve when the jury selection documents are sent to someone else’s home.”
Former American president George W Bush surprised jurors earlier this month when he turned up for jury service at a court in Dallas, although he was not selected to sit on a jury.
Mr Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June with a commitment to become the “greatest jobs president that God ever created” and with the slogan “we are going to make our country great again”.Reuse content