PoliticsProsecutors Seek More Charges Against Former Trump Organization CFO

    Prosecutors Seek More Charges Against Former Trump Organization CFO

    Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselbergpleaded guilty to committing tax fraud last August, but his testimony was required last week by prosecutors seeking to find out if his boss was involved and that he did not act alone, so now prosecutors will seek new charges in against the former director.

    The New York Times reported that prosecutors are “considering a new round of charges against Mr. Weisselberg in the hope of securing his cooperation against the former president.”

    Prosecutors consider where Weisslberg could cooperate would be in the crime committed by the illegal payments of secret money that Donald Trump authorized for adult film star Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

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    Trump’s former legal adviser attorney Michael Cohen was criminally charged and served a prison sentence for his role in the secret money scheme delivered to the actress. However, The New York Times warns that even the new charges may not be enough for Weisselberg to change her position.

    “Mr. Weisselberg, who has direct knowledge of the hush money payment, has long resisted the pressure campaign of prosecutors, repeatedly hampering the investigation into Mr. Trump. There is little indication that the loyal executive, the former president’s financial gatekeeper for decades, suddenly relent“, the report reads.

    Last week, the former financial adviser testified for two days about tax fraud. Lawyer Alan Futerfas turned to Wiesselberg to question him if Donald Trump had authorized him to commit tax fraud to which he replied that “Trump did not do it,” reported the New York Times.

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    Regarding taxes, the former financial director only responded that he did not reduce the compensation to harm the company: “My intention was to save pre-tax dollars.”

    According to the information, it was highlighted that the prosecutors wanted to show that Weisselberg did not act solely for his own benefit. Judge Merchan explained to the jury that they must determine that the Weisselberg was acting “on behalf of the company.”

    In August, Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 felonies and admitted that did not pay taxes on $1.7 million in income. As part of the plea agreement, you will pay nearly $2 million in back taxes, interest and penalties. He also waives any right of appeal.

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    Judge Juan Merchan said that Allen Weisselberg he will receive his sentence after the trial against the Trump Organization.

    With information from The New York Times

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    Source: La Opinion

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