The Trump Organization has fired Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of several of its subsidiaries, after he was formally accused of several tax crimes, segundo o The Wall Street Journal.
Theft, fraud, conspiracy and document falsification are some of the crimes Weiselberg is accused of, with the aim of evading taxes for 15 years.
According to sources quoted by the newspaper, the decision to dismiss the financial director does not mean his exit from the group of former US President Donald Trump, and Weisselberg should remain in the Trump Organization, where he has been since 1973.
The Trump Payroll Company — of which Weisselberg was treasurer, director, vice president and state records secretary — moved to Donald Trump’s eldest son (Donald Trump Jr) last week.
Also last week, Weiselberg resigned as director of the Trump Golf Club in Scotland, UK, according to the same newspaper.
The Trump Organization (TO) and Weisselberg both defended the charges against them by New York prosecutors on July 1.
Representatives for Weisselberg and TO appeared in a Manhattan courtroom the day after their convictions in an investigation into Trump’s actions.
At the age of 73, Weisselberg appeared in handcuffs before a judge and prosecutors, who accused the Ministry of the Interior, between 2005 and 2021, of developing a plan under which Weisselberg and other executives were paid “under the table”, without taxing this money.
At the end of the hearing, Weiselberg was released, but had to surrender his passport to prevent the possibility of him fleeing the country.
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