Trump Organization could be charged with tax-related crimes tomorrow
WASHINGTON / NBC News — The Trump Organization is expected to be charged with tax-related crimes by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, July 1, representatives said.
Charges are expected to be filed around 2 p.m., one source said. Law enforcement officials did not confirm the timing of the charges.
It’s not known if the company’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, will also be charged Thursday.
The charges come as an investigation by Cy Vance looks into a variety of allegations of financial improprieties against President Donald Trump’s company. Vance’s office had been looking at potential criminal conduct at the Trump Organization, such as falsifying business records, insurance fraud and tax fraud, according to court documents.
Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Weisselberg, had spoken multiple times with investigators, NBC News reported. Also, Vance was investigating whether Trump employees, including the Weisselbergs, were able to avoid paying taxes in exchange for fringe benefits, such as an apartment.
Last week, an attorney for the Trumps, Ron Fischetti, called the impending charges “completely outrageous” and said they were being pursued because Weisselberg didn’t cooperate with investigators.
“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,” he said.
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