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Trump’s chief accountant charged with tax evasion


He was brought before a judge for the first time today. Trump‘s CFO, Weisselberg, has more than $1.7 million unregistered, including apartment rent, car payments and tuition. compensation accused of taking

As a result of the 2-year investigation, the Manhattan Attorney’s Office argued that Trump’s company and its CFO, Weisselberg, have been involved in state and city tax fraud since 2005.

Prosecutor Carey Dunne described the tax evasion as a 15-year-old fraud “organized by top executives”.

While the indictment did not include any accusations against Trump, the lawyers of the Trump company and Weisselberg, who were brought to the court in handcuffs, denied the accusations against them.

In a written statement made by the Trump Organization, it was argued that Weisselberg, their 48-year-old employee, was used by the Manhattan Attorney General’s Office as “a pawn in an attempt to harm the former president”.

In the statement, it was noted that neither the tax office nor the prosecutor’s office had the right to file a lawsuit over the untaxed premium given to an employee, using the phrase “This is not justice, but politics”.

Weisselberg, who was asked to hand over his passport on the grounds that he was in danger of escaping, was released at the end of the hearing to continue his trial.

Weisselberg, 73, surrendered at around 6:20 a.m. local time to the building that housed the criminal court and Manhattan district attorney’s office.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance has been investigating Trump’s business practices, possible fraud in real estate values, and irregularity in tax payments for two years.

In February, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Manhattan prosecutor’s office had access to 8 years of tax records and related documents, despite Trump’s multiple objections.

The New York Attorney General’s Office announced in May that the public investigation into Trump’s companies had turned into a criminal one, and it was reported that a jury was formed to decide whether to open a criminal case based on the evidence gathered within the scope of the investigation, which has been carried out for 2 years.

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