For months now, New York prosecutors have treated their investigation into the Trump Organization like an investigation into organized crime. And like high profile mob case, investigators are trying to get lower level soldiers to flip on the boss.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, psychologist Mary Trump, who has been a vocal critic of her extended family and wrote the book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, said that she believes Ivanka Trump will turn on her father and is “much less likely to be loyal” than Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization‘s chief financial officer charged with 15 felony counts for evading $1.76 million in taxes over 15 years.
Today was a bad day for the Trump Organization. This morning, Allen Weisselberg, the CFO of the company turned himself into authorities. And New York prosecutors are hoping that the long-time money man will eventually flip on Donald Trump.
Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, has officially surrendered to the Manhattan district attorney’s office ahead of the expected criminal indictment against him and the company in connection with financial crimes. He will be arraigned later today.
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is expected to charge the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg with tax-related crimes on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke with The Wall Street Journal.
New York investigators have been working hard to deepen their case against the Trump Organization. And while the probe is now a criminal one, prosecutors want to deepen their case.
A key part of doing so is getting CFO Allen Weisselberg to flip. The long-time Trump moneyman has, thus far, been resistant to do so. During a Tuesday appearance on MSNBC, Jennifer Weisselberg explained why he hasn’t done so quite yet.
New York investigators are casting a wide net in their investigation of the Trump Organization. And they have been targeting long-time executives in the company to testify against their boss.
According to reports, company CFO Allen Weisselberg has been a reluctant witness so far. And investigators are now looking into former bodyguard and COO Matthew Calamari. Barbara Res, a long-time employee of Trump, says Calamari could be a compelling witness.
Allen Weisselberg has been with the Trump Organization for a very long time. So long, in fact, that when he started Fred Trump ran the company, not Donald.
But Weisselberg is facing serious legal jeopardy in the state of New York. And with an indictment looming, it looks like he may soon have the choice of saving himself or saving Donald Trump. During a recent interview on MSNBC, Andrew Weissmann explained the sort of trouble Weisselberg is in.
While a fair amount of his business career has taken place in court rooms, Donald Trump has spent the last 4 years immune from prosecution. That protection, though is now over and Trump has to face the music in New York and Georgia.
New York prosecutors have been looking into the Trump Organization for a while now. And the news has continually gotten worse for the former president.
In addition to the Trump children, the state is also looking into people who worked for the family business. The media has focused on CFO Allen Weisselberg who began his career working for Fred Trump.
At some point, it should have become strange that Donald Trump had people willing to work for him. The former president has a history of turning his back on both contractors and former employees. When Michael Cohen was arrested back in 2018, his long-time employer certainly didn’t have his back.
Thanks to a ban from Twitter, Americans are hearing so much less from Donald Trump these days. The former president seems to occupy most of his days playing golf and preparing for his upcoming court cases.
Allen Weisselberg has been with the Trump Organization for a very long time. So long, in fact, that he worked for Fred Trump before Donald had even graduated from college.
So a prosecutor who wanted to know how to organization works would do well talking to him. And that is exactly what Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has been doing.
Since Donald Trump left office in mid-January, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has intensified their investigation into his finances.
The prosecutors have also talked to people inside Trump’s inner circle like his former lawyer Michael Cohen. And according to the New York Times, the DA’s office would very much like to talk for long-time Trump accountant Allen Weisselberg. During her Tuesday show, Nicolle Wallace discussed the strategy with Tim O’Brien.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is considering criminal charges against the business run by the Trump family.
Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen testified under oath yesterday that he believes President Donald Trump committed insurance fraud and tax fraud. And after that bombshell he went one step further and actually gave up the names of the Trump Organization executives who were involved in and would have information about such illegal schemes.
Michael Aventatti responded to the grant of immunity to Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg by saying that the world is crumbling around Donald Trump and his criminal enterprise.
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has been subpoenaed to testify in the federal investigation into Michael Cohen, as Trump's former lawyer is burning it all to the ground.