Trump Org Paid For Private School For CFO’s Grandkids
Allen Weisselberg, the former Chief Financial Officer for the Trump Organization, controlled the finances for them for so long, he occasionally used the company as his own personal bank. Now prosecutors have issued a new subpoena related to the CFO thanks to the cooperation they’re receiving from his own daughter-in-law.
The subpoena states that it’s seeking information from Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, where Weisselberg’s grandchildren are students. From 2012 to 2019, more than $500,000 of the children’s tuition was paid for with checks signed by either Weisselberg or Trump, according to Jennifer Weisselberg, the former wife of Weisselberg’s son, Barry Weisselberg and the mother of the two children.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and his investigators were told that Barry clearly understood that tuition was part of the compensation package from the Trump Organization. He was the man who ran the skating rink in New York City. Prosecutors began looking into Barry Weisselberg in April. He was paid more than $200,000 in salary for running the rink with $40,000 in annual bonuses. The $500,000 in tuition costs is being added to that salary.
Manhattan prosecutors are putting the squeeze on Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg to force his cooperation in their case against Donald Trump & the company.
*They’ve subpoenaed a private school about tuition payments for Weisselberg’s grandkids. https://t.co/dXsQj4V7KB pic.twitter.com/Q4IXlAyp8w
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) May 13, 2021
It’s also possible the DA’s office is looking into whether members of the Weisselberg family were evading taxes. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen revealed in an interview that Weisselberg has the receipts on and while he’s loyal to the former president, he’s far more loyal to his family.
“He’s not going to let his boys go to prison,” Cohen told The New Yorker back in March, “and I don’t think he wants to spend his golden years in a correctional institution, either.”
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Weisselberg screws seem to be tightening, and case for cooperation seems to be heating up, even if it doesn’t mean an imminent indictment.
(Vance is slow, but at least this is a sign of movement). https://t.co/z6QconPGw3
— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) May 13, 2021
Donald’s niece Mary Trump also agreed: “Allen Weisselberg knows where all the bodies are buried.”