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More Trump Org Indictments Are Coming As Investigation Turns to Weisselberg’s Son

Criminal investigators in New York have a wealth of inside information on the son of the Trump Organization’s recently removed CFO Allen Weisselberg that likely will lead to new indictments and could be used to get the longtime Donald Trump executive to turn on his former boss.

The Daily Beast’s Jose Pagliery writes in a new report that he has seen information about Trump Org executive Barry Weisselberg provided to both the office of the New York attorney general and to Manhattan’s district attorney. The documents reveal multiple instances of compensation provided to the younger Weisselberg and his then-wife Jennifer that allegedly were implemented to avoid paying taxes.

[US President-elect Donald Trump along with his son Donald, Jr., arrive for a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, as Allen Weisselberg (C), chief financial officer of The Trump, looks on January 11, 2017. – As US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered hours of riveting testimony to a US House committee on February 27, 2019, one name came up again and again: Allen Weisselberg. Weisselberg, 71, is the publicity-shy chief financial officer of the Trump Organization and one of the real estate tycoon’s oldest and closest advisors. Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images]
The documents reveal multiple instances of compensation provided to the younger Weisselberg and his then-wife Jennifer that allegedly were implemented to avoid paying taxes.

As Pagliery reports, the younger Weisselberg has long been engaging in the same type of practices that got his father indicted, with the report stating, “Barry Weisselberg is the longtime manager of the Trump-owned Wollman ice rink in Central Park. Details about the financial arrangement, as well as tax returns showing that the additional income was unreported,” before adding that a major focus is on an apartment he lived in that was paid for by the organization as was revealed in his father’s indictment.

The report goes on to note that the younger Weisselberg has not been indicted so far because the statute of limitations has passed, but that there appears to be more to come — and that could be used to influence the elder Weisselberg.

It’s unclear if prosecutors are using the threat of an indictment against Barry Weisselberg to force his father to cooperate and turn on Donald Trump himself, who remains the ultimate target of the investigation, according to three people familiar with the investigation. The full report can be read (behind a paywall) at The Daily Beast.



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