The Trump Organization, a company that deals with the activities and investments of the former American president, has been indicted by the prosecutor of New York for a long-lasting tax fraud scheme 15 years, from 2005 to June 2021, while to its financial chief Allen Weisselberg Tax evasion on $ 1.7 million was challenged benefit. Accusations of aggravated theft are also pending on him, who pleads “not guilty” and has already handed himself over to the authorities.
I tax offenses of which they have been indicted are related to the non-payment of taxes for the benefits of the managers of the company. The provision is the result of years of investigations conducted by the prosecutors of New York on the former president’s empire. Precisely these investigations, like the one for the impeachment, have been defined “nonsense” by Trump in an interview with Fox News. “The extremist prosecutors in New York are against me, we have to fight,” he added.
According to the sources of the US newspaper, it is not expected that Trump will be directly affected by the indictments. However, the arrest of one of his closest collaborators who has worked alongside him since the 1980s could lead to aescalation of legal problems for the former White House tenant.
Prosecutors hope, in fact, that the financial director of the Trump Organization collaborate and that in exchange for the reduction of his sentence he agrees to act as a witness in the investigation into the alleged tax evasion of the tycoon, as had happened in the same investigation launched in 2018 based on the declarations offormer personal attorney of Trump, Michael Cohen, who became a big accuser after being indicted for paying the porn star’s silence Stormy Daniels on his relationship with Trump. Then the investigation continued by examining some transactions of the Trump Organization and never stopped, despite the then president appealing to Supreme Court, stating that as president he could not be investigated by a state attorney. Until now Trump and his company have never faced any criminal charges, but they have been involved in several civil lawsuits. One example is those against Trump University, accused of defrauding enrollments and closed by the former president in 2016 after a $ 25 million deal.