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Trump’s Family Business, CFO Weisselberg Charged With Tax Crimes

 

Former President Donald Trump’s family business and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been charged by the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a case involving an array of alleged tax-related crimes.

 

In an indictment unsealed Thursday, prosecutors allege that starting from as early as 2005 and up until last month, the Trump Organization and Weisselberg have committed tax fraud and falsified business records as part of a scheme to compensate executives at the Trump Organization “off the books.” The goal, prosecutors claim, was to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes by compensating employees with lavish perks in addition to their regular pay.

 

Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg Indicted for 16-Year-Long Criminal Fraud Scheme

In a remarkable indictment, a New York grand jury indicted the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg of a criminally fraudulent scheme over the course of 16 years, totaling more that $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation designed to evade hundreds of thousands of dollars of city, state and federal taxes.

 

Prosecutors Say Trump Org Kept Records Of Tax Dodge Scheme. Reporting by the New York Times that the indictments of the Trump Organization and Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg do not mark the end of prosecutors’ interests in Donald Trump. Rachel also compares the tax scheme described in the Allen Weisselberg indictment to reporting in the New York Times about payments made by Trump Org to Ivanka Trump.

 

Trump Org/Weisselberg Indictment Suggests 2 Other “Trump Employees” Also Up for Possible Indictment

There is an ominous sentence on page ten of the Trump Organization/Allen Weisselberg indictment that suggests two other Trump Organization employees might be next in line for indictment. The sentence reads: “In addition to Weisselberg and his family member, two other employees received substantial amounts of compensation in the form of lodging in New York City and the payment of automobile leases.” You don’t need to read between the lines to realize that these two unnamed Trump Organization employees may have committed the very same crimes for which Weisselberg was just indicted. This begs the question, who else might have been so high up in the Trump Organization or so firmly entrenched in Trump’s inner circle that they might also have been part of the criminal scheme to defraud. There are certainly some Trump family members that would seem to fit that description. Any way you slice it, this language about “two other employees” being beneficiaries of the criminal scheme is a strong signal that future indictments are likely.

 

Here Is Why The New Indictment Of Trump Org And Its CFO Is Rattling Trump

The Manhattan DA has indicted one of Donald Trump’s longest serving and most senior executives, CFO Allen Weisselberg. He was indicted for a $1.7 million scheme at the Trump Organization and faces 15 counts for a range of charges from larceny to tax evasion. The DA also indicted the entire Trump Organization for crimes including tax fraud, false statements, and falsifying or destroying records.

 

‘Like The Mob’: Trump In Trouble As Family Member Floats Ivanka Flipping

Citizen Donald Trump is speaking out about the criminal probe into his namesake organization, admitting the crime during a rally and downplaying the charges. Prosecutors are still pressuring Trump’s money man Allen Weisselberg to start talking. MSNBC’s Dr. Jason Johnson is joined by former Acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal to discuss the latest in the investigation. (Jul 6, 2021)

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