The Trump Organization And Its CFO Have Been Indicted

The witch hunt saga continues with the grand jury indictments of the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, Wednesday evening.

Weisselberg, 73, turned himself to the District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s lower Manhattan office on Thursday, choosing to avoid media chaos by coming in through a freight entrance.

“Mr. Weisselberg intends to plead not guilty, and he will fight these charges in court,” attorney Mary Mulligan said in a statement Thursday morning.

While former President Donald Trump isn’t expected to be included in the indictment, it places pressure on Weisselberg to squeal on his employer to secure a better outcome for himself.

Weisselberg has worked for the organization for four decades, making him an intimate component and resource of knowledge regarding the business and its inner workings.

He will have a plethora of time to consider his options on whether he will indeed fight to be free of all charges or instead tuck his tail and make a deal.

Attempts to get even a single comment from the Donald himself proved fruitless; his only comment about the investigation so far is regarding New York prosecutors as “rude, nasty, and totally biased” while backing his company’s actions, stating they were “standard practice throughout the U.S. business community, and in no way a crime.”

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization rebuked the entire investigation as frivolously political, “The district attorney is bringing a criminal prosecution involving employee benefits that neither the IRS nor any other district attorney would ever think of bringing. This is not justice; this is politics.”

Weisselberg has proved loyal to the Trump family over the years, and an attorney for the family has complete faith in that continuing. He believes that Weisselberg’s closed lips actually lead to the investigation into Trump’s personal and corporate financial data.

He said, “They could not get him to cooperate because he would not say that Donald Trump had knowledge or any information that he may have been not deducting properly the use of cars or an apartment.”

Prosecutors are focusing on fringe benefits that may have evaded taxation, especially that which the Trump Organization conferred on favored staff, including Weisselberg’s son, Barry Weisselberg, who oversaw Trump-run New York City sites, including Wollman Rink.

Starting in 2005, he was given a rent-free apartment in a Trump property, according to Bloomberg.

Specifics surrounding the charges are expected to be released later. The Associated Press reported that charges could include involve alleged tax violations related to benefits the company gave to top executives, possibly including use of apartments, cars and school tuition,


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