The Trump Organization, which is owned by the family of former US President Donald Trump, and one of its top financial executives, Allen Weisselberg, were charged with tax crimes after a New York jury ruling on Wednesday night (30).
The charges relate to benefits received by Weisselberg, 73, such as an apartment in Manhattan and luxury cars, which, however, were not included in tax returns.
Interviews by the Manhattan District Attorney with 18 people connected to the executive, as well as a review of records and financial records, showed the employee’s close relationship with Trump, with whom he has worked for about 50 years. years.
“Allen is a soldier,” John Burke, a former Trump executive, told The New York Times. “He was good at doing what Donald wanted him to do.”
Wednesday’s indictment is just the tip of the iceberg of a larger investigation into Trump’s affairs, which is expected to see further developments soon.