Allen WeisselbergThe financial director of the Trump Organization surrendered to the authorities, Thursday, expecting charges to be brought against him and the company of former President Donald Trump, according to various media outlets.
Weisselberg was seen entering court in Manhattan around 6:20 a.m. accompanied by his attorney.
New York prosecutors are expected to announce in the next few hours First criminal charge تهمة After two years of investigating Trump’s business practices. The company that bears his name and Weisselberg are accused tax offenses related to additional benefits for employees.
The charges against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg have remained under judicial secrecy, and will be presented this afternoon at an investigative hearing in state court in Manhattan, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The sources, who were not authorized to talk about an ongoing investigation, did so on the condition of anonymity.
There was no indication that charges had been brought against Trump himself At this point in the investigation, they are jointly led by Manhattan Attorney General Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James, both Democrats.
Trump did not respond to reporters’ questions about the case in New York during a visit to Texas on Wednesday, but days earlier, the Republican called New York’s attorney general. ‘Rude, spiteful, and completely spiteful“.
He asserted that his company’s actions were consistent with “standard practices in the entire business community in the United States and are in no way criminal”.
The sources told the Associated Press that the fees to be raised are linked to benefits the company has given its top executives, such as the use of apartments and cars and the payment of school fees.
Letters requesting comment have been sent to a spokesperson and attorney for the Trump Organization. Weisselberg’s attorney, Mary Mulligan, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office both declined to comment.