If a business or organization has the name Trump on it, it’s sure to be either a total failure-in-waiting or corrupt. His condos in New York’s Trump Tower houses shady characters, his casino and steaks and vodka all went bankrupt, and his charity was shut down and his family legally barred from running any charities in the immediate future. So it’s no surprise that some of the corruption in his businesses are finally coming back to bite him legally.
Manhattan DA urges judge to proceed with case against the Trump crime family (Trump Organization) and its CFO Allen Weisselberg, says they stole more in taxpayer dollars than most New Yorkers earn in a year.https://t.co/rIfJYxYgxs
— Bill Madden (he/him/él) 🇺🇦 (@maddenifico) May 24, 2022
In New York, an investigation into the Trump Organization has turned up evidence that allegedly proves that some of the top officials at the company, including Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, committed tax fraud personally and on behalf of the company. Since Trump and his two eldest sons run the organization, their knowledge of these actions may come into question in court.
According to the NY Daily News:
‘The filing comes in answer to a February motion by the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, to have felony charges against them dismissed. Both have pleaded not guilty to a June 2021 indictment alleging they dodged income tax on more than $1.7 million over 15 years and other financial crimes.’
Following Trump’s example, Weisselberg has attempted to have his case dismissed by claiming to be a political target due to his connection to Donald Trump. The prosecutors, along with the judge, disagreed with Weisselberg’s claim.
‘Weisselberg’s lawyers have argued charges against him stem from evidence provided by Trump’s convicted former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has an ax to grind because of Weisselberg’s testimony against him in a 2018 federal probe.’
The Trump Organization and its former Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg asked a judge in February to dismiss the case claiming they had been targeted "based on political animus" for their connection to Former President Donald Trump https://t.co/aDoW47rMUY
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 23, 2022
Although misinformation around the case which said that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg began the investigation at the prompting of Cohen’s claims against him, Bragg’s office responded with a firm denial.
‘Indeed, the claim that (Cohen) sparked this Investigation as part of a vendetta resulting from Weisselberg’s immunized testimony is incorrect,” the filing states. “And, regardless of (Cohen’s) feelings towards Weisselberg … the Investigation that led to this Indictment, and the information used to obtain that Indictment, are the result of sources completely independent of (Cohen).’
"This case, at its core, is ordinary."
So begins the heart of the @ManhattanDA's response to Allen Weisselberg's dismissal and other motions.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) May 23, 2022