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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg

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Trump Ex-CFO Tells Jury He and Others Committed Tax Fraud

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The Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, testified that he committed a variety of crimes together with the firm’s controller and the two Trump companies on trial for criminal tax fraud.

The admission, which Weisselberg made in August when he pleaded guilty in the case, is the linchpin of the Manhattan district attorney’s case against Trump Corp. and Trump Payroll Corp.

The controller, Jeffrey McConney, testified earlier in the trial.

Asked by a prosecutor whether he had committed the crimes to which he pleaded guilty over the summer, Weisselberg said he had. She then asked the former CFO if he had committed those crimes on behalf of the two corporate defendants. After a pause, he said he had.

“I committed those crimes with Jeff McConney, who I dealt with directly, and Trump Payroll and the Trump Corporation,” he told the jury.

The case is People v. Trump Organization, 01473-2021, New York State Supreme Court (Manhattan).

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