Trump’s Treasury Chief Allen Weisselberg expected to plead guilty to tax charges, sources say
NEW YORK — The Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, is expected to plead guilty to the tax bill later this week, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
A hearing in the case was scheduled for this Thursday, a sign that Weisselberg could then change his case.
Weisselberg, 75, was charged with tax fraud alongside former President Trump’s eponymous family real estate firm last year after they were accused of compensating employees “off the books” to pay less taxes.
According to the indictment documents, Weisselberg has avoided more than $1.7 million in taxes over the past 15 years resulting from paying his rent for an apartment in a Trump-owned building and related expenses, from which prosecutors said included cars and private school fees for his grandchildren.
The Trump Organization is facing a court case, the sources said, which is currently scheduled to begin towards the end of October.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the terms of Weisselberg’s plea would oblige him to cooperate with the ongoing investigation, but the sources said he is expected to spend some time in prison.
Weisselberg last week lost his motion to dismiss the charges against him. He is no longer CFO but remains employed with the Trump Org.
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