Trump Organization chief executive Weisselberg admits to tax evasion

Allen H. Weisselberg, the senior executive of the Trump Organization, who appeared in court in New York, USA, accepted 15 separate charges against him, including tax evasion.

“Today, 75-year-old Allen Weisselberg, Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization and an employee of the Trump Corporation, received $1.76 million undeclared to federal, New York State and New York City tax authorities,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L Bragg said in a statement. “Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to all 15 counts in the indictment filed with the New York State Supreme Court.” expression was used.

In his defense in court, Weisselberg admitted that he was involved in a fraud scheme with the defendants Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp., specifically including the Trump Organization on criminal charges. During the plan until 2017, former US President Donald J. Trump, Trump Organization He was the President and owner of. In the statement, it was noted that Weisselberg asked the Trump Organization to provide him with a free apartment, expensive cars, private school education for his grandchildren and new furniture.

At the hearing in Weisselberg, New York, Judge Juan Merchan’s detailed question about whether he and the Trump Organization had committed the criminal behavior underlying each of the 15 crimes, replied, “Yes, Your Honor.” he replied.

Weisselberg to spend 5 months in prison

Weisselberg, who has worked at the Trump Organization since the 1970s, refused to cooperate against Donald Trump despite pressure from prosecutors, was sentenced to 5 months in prison and prevented the former US President from being harmed by his confessions.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Weisselberg’s 5-month prison sentence will be upheld if he testifies correctly at the upcoming hearing, and the tax liability in question will be collected.

As part of a plea deal with the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Weisselberg is required to testify in the Trump Organization case, if prosecutors so request, and acknowledge his role in plotting tax evasion with the company in question.

New York Attorney General Letitia James has called on Trump and his children to testify as part of an investigation that lasted more than three years, in which he claimed that the value of assets such as skyscrapers and golf courses belonging to the Trump Organization has been misrepresented in financial statements for more than 10 years and alleged tax evasion.

After a long process, the New York State Court of Appeals upheld the decision regarding the investigation that Trump had to come to the court and testify.

Trump said he wanted to exercise his constitutional right not to speak at the New York Attorney General’s Office, where he went to testify as part of an investigation into the values ​​of his properties.

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