Trump Organization and its chief financial officer indicted with tax-related crimes


A New York grand jury has indicted the and its chief financial officer with tax-related crimes that will be made public Thursday in court. The and Mr. Weisselberg are expected to face charges related to allegedly evading taxes on fringe benefits, the people said. The initial charges won’t implicate Mr. Trump himself, his lawyer said. Any tax case eventually could include other schemes, depending on how the evidence develops. Additional charges should be forthcoming. The indictments could bring possible fines and legal problems to Trump’s company. lawyer Ronald Fischetti had no immediate comment. In recent months, the Manhattan DA’s office has looked at how various fringe benefits received by executives were accounted for by the company and whether executives paid taxes on those benefits.


Prosecutors also have been weighing hush-money payments made to women on Trump’s behalf and how that money was documented. Allen Weisselberg, the company’s CFO, was expected to face charges for allegedly failing to pay taxes on fringe benefits from the company, and he is expected to turn himself in Thursday. Among those cooperating in the inquiry are Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of the Trump Organization executive, along with former Trump personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen.