The political persecution of Donald Trump, his family, his associates, and his business continues.
Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty on Thursday to 15 tax crime felonies.
He is facing five months in prison.
Breaking: Ex-Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg just pleaded guilty to tax violations and admitted to helping run a years-long tax fraud scheme at Trump’s business.
Weisselberg admitted to all 15 felonies that prosecutors in the Manhattan DA’s office accused him of.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2022
Just the News reported:
Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty Thursday in a Manhattan court to charges related to tax fraud – as part of a deal that will require him to testify in a case about former President Donald Trump’s real estate company’s business practices.
Prosecutors accused Weisselberg, 75, of being paid more than $1.7 million “off the books” over the years by Trump’s company to avoid taxes.
Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty to all 15 counts, is the only person to face criminal charges until this point in the Manhattan district attorney’s probe of the Trump organization’s business practices.
Officials expected him to plead guilty earlier this week as part of the plea deal.
Judge Juan Manuel Merchan agreed to sentence Weisselberg to five months in jail followed by five years of probation along with a $2 million fine, The Associated Press reported.