The Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, its longtime finance chief, were indicted Wednesday eveing by a grand jury in Manhattan, The Washington Post has reported.
The charges reportedly center around allegations of Weisselberg and other Trump Organization executives receiving benefits without reporting them properly on their tax returns, unnamed sources told the Post.The indictments against the organization and Weisselberg will stay sealed until Thursday afternoon, the report said. The Post also reported, citing sources, that Weisselberg is expected to surrender Thursday morning. Weisselberg is expected to be arraigned in front of a state judge later that day, according to the Post. The Trump Organization is also expected to be arraigned.
The charges reportedly center around allegations of Weisselberg and other Trump Organization executives receiving benefits without reporting them properly on their tax returns.
NEW: A Manhattan grand jury has filed indictments against President Trump's company and its longtime CFO, Allen Weisselberg.
Weisselberg will turn himself in tomorrow. Trump Org will also be arraigned in court, represented by a lawyer.https://t.co/CRl0kkHvqv
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) June 30, 2021
Donald Trump is not expected to be charged this week, the report’s sources said, but the indictments could bring possible fines and legal problems to his company. However, prosecutors hope Weisselberg will exchange testimony against Trump for reducing his own risk, another source told the Post. Trump Organization lawyer Ronald Fischetti had no immediate comment. Weisselberg’s lawyer, Mary Mulligan, also declined to comment.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes gleefully broke the news on “All In”. Watch the segment, below.
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