(New York) Prosecutors in New York on Thursday charged the Trump organization, the Donald Trump family and its chief financial officer with tax crimes, several American newspapers reported Wednesday.
According to Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Yet Washington Post, The indictment relates to Allen Weiselberg, the financial director of the holding company, who is a trustee of Donald Trump’s loyalists and benefits that are not declared to tax authorities.
Mr Weiselberg is expected to appear before a judge on Thursday, according to US media reports. The indictment must then be disclosed.
Prosecutors who have been investigating a real estate company that also operates luxury hotels and golf clubs for two years should at least not worry the former president of the United States and his family.
The aim is expected to bring pressure on Allen Weiselberg to agree to cooperate with investigators to bring more evidence to the indictment.
When asked several weeks ago to decide if the prosecution could really be brought in, a grand jury gave Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance the green light to move forward, according to three newspapers.
If these allegations are confirmed, it will be a setback for Donald Trump, who suggests he could be a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
He has been very present in the political arena, remains a strong figure in the Republican Party and has resumed the big conventions that made his trademark last week.
He traveled to the Mexican border on Wednesday to denounce the immigration policy of his Democratic successor, Joe Biden.
The former president, who now resides in Florida, qualified Monday for this research on New York justice “about continuing the great witch hunt from time to time.”
He accused Democratic prosecutors of “desperate deficit” to undermine his political intentions, “until he committed professional misconduct”.
Allen Weiselberg, 73, an accountant by training, spent most of his career in the Trump family’s real estate empire, joining in 1973.
When Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, he was entrusted with the responsibility of running the Trump organization along with two sons of the new president, Eric and Donald Jr.