The legal troubles continue for the Trump Organization, as its former chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, was indicted on tax fraud charges in July 2021.
The charges relate to an alleged scheme in which Weisselberg and others received unreported compensation, such as rent-free apartments and school tuition payments for family members, which were not reflected in official records.
Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the Trump Organization released a statement calling the charges “completely outrageous.” Former President Trump himself called the indictment a “continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history.”
The charges against Weisselberg are just the latest in a series of legal issues facing the Trump Organization, which has been under investigation for years by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
The investigations have focused on the company’s finances, including allegations of tax fraud, insurance fraud, and bank fraud.
The Trump Organization has denied any wrongdoing and has accused prosecutors of conducting a politically motivated investigation. However, the legal challenges facing the company and its former executives are likely to continue for some time.