The Trump Organization and its chief financial officer are expected to be charged with tax-related crimes Thursday, a new report says.
While former President Trump is not expected to be charged, the business and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, are set to be hauled into Manhattan court for allegedly dodging taxes on company perks, the Wall Street Journal said Wednesday, quoting sources familiar with the situation.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office — which along with the state attorney general’s office has been investigating the company for more than two years — finally pulled the trigger on the tax-evasion raps, the outlet said.
The DA’s office also has reportedly been investigating alleged insurance and bank fraud by the company, while AG Letitia James’ office has been conducting closely related probes.
The expected tax-evasion charges are the first that prosecutors have filed in the case.
The raps come as Weisselberg, 73, continues to refuse to cooperate, sources told the Journal.
He and his lawyers have yet to comment on the investigation or pending charges, the outlet said.
The former president has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, issuing a scathing statement earlier this week blasting the probes as “a continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time.
“Radical Left New York City and State Prosecutors, who have let murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and all other forms of crime skyrocket to record levels, and who have just announced that they will be releasing hundreds of people involved in violent crime back onto the streets without retribution of any kind, are rude, nasty, and totally biased in the way they are treating lawyers, representatives, and some of the wonderful long-term employees and people within the Trump Organization,” Trump responded.
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