Trump executive Weisselberg expected to reach plea deal

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Allen Weisselberg, the longtime chief financial officer of former President Donald Trump’s company, is expected to reach a plea deal in a criminal case against him, according to two people with knowledge of the case. Weisselberg was charged last year with misdemeanor, including tax fraud.

The specific terms of any plea agreement were not immediately clear. One of the people with knowledge of the case, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday, said he expected Weisselberg to be sentenced to about five months in prison. The person also said Weisselberg is not expected to assist with an ongoing investigation into Trump, which is under legal scrutiny from multiple directions.

Weisselberg was charged with more than a dozen crimes when indicted last year, including grand theft and criminal tax fraud. Before the indictment, a person familiar with the Trump finance investigation had said prosecutors hoped to convince Weisselberg to testify against the former president as part of a deal that would reduce his own legal peril.

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Weisselberg’s attorneys declined to comment on the status of the case Monday, as did the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The expected plea deal was first reported by the New York Times. There will be a hearing in the case on Thursday.

Weisselberg and the Trump Organization were indicted last year in a case alleging a plot to evade taxes by hiding executive pay. Prosecutors called it “a sweeping and daring illegal payment scheme,” while Trump and his lawyers attacked the case as politically motivated. Weisselberg and the company had pleaded innocent.

News of a possible deal in his case came as ongoing investigations into Trump continued to dominate the headlines. A week earlier, as Trump was preparing to be impeached in New York in a civil investigation into his company, FBI agents searched his South Florida club looking for government documents and got away with nearly a dozen sets of classified or top secret. material.

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The Justice Department’s criminal investigation into attempts to reverse the 2020 election is examining his actions as part of that effort. And in Georgia, prosecutors conducting a criminal investigation into attempts to reverse the election have said former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who served as Trump’s attorney, is the target of that investigation, his attorney said. Monday.

In Manhattan, District Attorney Alvin Bragg is under pressure over his office’s lengthy investigation into Trump.

Two key prosecutors implicated in the case suddenly dropped out in February because they had not been cleared to press charges against the former president, while a grand jury convened to hear evidence against him was scheduled to be released in the spring. are expired.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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