Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg surrenders to face tax crime charges

The Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, surrendered to Manhattan prosecutors early Thursday as he prepares to “fight” tax-related charges.

The former president’s longtime CFO was with his lawyer, Mary Mulligan, when he arrived at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office at 6:20 a.m. Thursday.

He went through a freight entrance to avoid cameras, according to Bloomberg.

Weisselberg, 73, is expected to appear in court in the afternoon along with representatives of the Trump Organization.

It is not immediately clear what charges he or the Trump Organization will face, with an indictment expected to be unsealed later today.

His lawyer, Mulligan, insisted to The Post, “Mr. Weisselberg intends to plead not guilty and he will fight these charges in court.”

Weisselberg’s surrender follows a two-year investigation into Trump’s business practices by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as well as New York Attorney General Letitia James, both Democrats.

The charges are expected to focus on whether Weisselberg and other executives received perks and benefits such as rent-free apartments and leased cars, without reporting them properly on their tax returns.

The Trump Organization insisted that Weisselberg — who has worked for the Trump family business for 48 years — was being used “as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former president.”

“This is not justice; this is politics,” the company said.

rump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg and Donald Trump.
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is set to be hauled into Manhattan court for allegedly dodging taxes on company perks.
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Trump himself is not expected to be charged this week, though the investigation into the Trump Organization is continuing, his lawyer Ronald Fischetti has said.

The 45th commander-in-chief has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, calling the investigations a “witch hunt” by politically motivated prosecutors.

Trump did not respond to reporters’ shouted questions about the New York case as he visited Texas on Wednesday.

But earlier in the week, he blasted the New York prosecutors as “rude, nasty, and totally biased” and said his company’s actions were “standard practice throughout the US business community, and in no way a crime.”

The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment.

With Post wires

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