The powerful Attorney General (AG) for the state of New York Letitia James released a statement at nearly the same time the attorneys for Donald Trump’s umbrella company the Trump Organization and its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Allen Weisselberg were doing press conferences. Their clients were indicted on multiple charges related to a 15-year tax scheme. This is what AG James had to say.
James was the first woman of color to serve in her position. She has been working in tandem with the Manhattan Attorney General Cyrus Vance on an investigation into Donald Trump’s company. She tweeted about the “criminal indictment of Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corporation — together doing business as the Trump Organization.” She also remarked on the ex-president’s longtime CFO, culminating in his 48-year tenure.
Her statement read:
‘Today is an important marker in the ongoing criminal investigation of the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg. In the indictment, we allege, among other things, financial wrongdoing whereby the Trump Organization engaged in a scheme with Mr. Weisselberg to avoid paying taxes on certain compensation. This investigation will continue, and we will follow the facts and the law wherever they may lead.’
‘The charges relate to the alleged failure by Weisselberg to pay New York state and federal income taxes on approximately $1.7 million in compensation. This is part of an ongoing criminal investigation conducted by Attorney General James and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. ‘
This is James’ tweet:
‘My statement on today’s indictment:’
Twitter world went wild when they saw AG James’ tweet. Check out some of our favorite responses below:
God please continue to protect this Queen as she takes on the Beast. 🙏🏽❤ pic.twitter.com/43kxXv1xgY
— Finally‼️ Shaun King’s ass is out of here‼️ (@daearthangel) July 1, 2021
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