Allen Weiselberg, 73, a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, arrived in court at 2:15 p.m.
Indictment SeenAFP Mr Weiselberg and Trump targeted the company. Mr Weiselberg has been accused of deliberately withholding $ 1.7 million in benefits from the Trump organization between 2005 and 2021 from tax authorities, which prevented him from paying close to $ 1 million in federal and local. Taxes.
He is also accused of misrepresenting himself as not living in New York City, in order to avoid taxes.
Trump has been accused of helping the company cover up these interests.
Weiselberg’s attorney, Mary Mulligan, testified before the trial
Fight against these allegations.
Trump’s prosecutor, Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, has been investigating the group’s allegations of politically motivated prosecution for more than two years.
Manhattan District Attorney Lawsuit for Employee Benefit Neither the tax office nor any other attorney will consider bringing, Said a spokesman for the family business, which is headquartered at Trump Tower on the famous 5th Avenue.
It is used as a pawn by the Manhattan District Attorney […] An attempt to harm the former president Said Donald Trump.
It’s not justice, it’s politics.
Among the benefits the CFO allegedly hid was his apartment in a high-level districtUpper West Side In Manhattan.
These allegations The first fruits of the investigation Launched two years ago by Cyrus Vance, Letitia James, Attorney General of the State of New York, was also elected Democrat.
Mr. Vance, the first American president since the 1970s, has struggled for months to obtain the tax returns of a former New York magnate. They should not be published.
The former Republican president continues to be vague on his candidacy for the new presidency in 2024 and has not been questioned at this stage or by any of his family members who held his first major political rally last week after leaving Washington.
The investigation will continue and we will follow up where they take us.
Donald Trump, in 2016, became the first billionaire to enter the White House. When he left for Washington, he refused to sell his business and gave the reins to Allen Weiselberg and his two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump.
One of the lawyers for the Trump organization, after being warned of the allegations coming up this week, agreed that it was not Mr. Trump.
Not yet in the woods.
Many of the former president’s opponents openly enjoy the legal setbacks of his organization and look forward impatiently until he is directly implicated.
His former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to the charges against the first person in the Trump family and then pleading guilty, according to a tweet on Wednesday.
Pray for that day.