The case against Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg may be a 'slam dunk': report

The case against Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg may be a 'slam dunk': report
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C., Wikimedia Commons

<Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has turned himself into local authorities amid the Manhattan District Attorney's office filing tax fraud charges against him and the organization.

Although Weisselberg has entered a not guilty plea The Daily Beast argues that the case may be "a slam dunk." So what nearly solidiws the case, even at this point?

The publication reports that even though prosecutors will still need to provide any proof of what is described as "willful conduct," it also highlights how "will not be difficult to establish that Weisselberg lived rent-free for years in an apartment paid for by his employer, or that the Trump Organization also paid for his grandchildren's tuition and the leases on his and his wife's Mercedes. All of this is clearly income and the tax returns show it was never reported as such."

The latest speculation comes as the investigation continues. The charges brought against the Trump Organization are said to be part of the "first wave of indictments."

Per The Daily Beast:

'In a nutshell, the Trump Organization and Weisselberg conspired to hide income paid to Weisselberg in the form of free rent, vehicles, and tuition for his family members. Internal Trump Organization records documented these expensive perks as compensation, but Weisselberg never reported any of the benefits as income on his taxes."

The Trump Organization is also accused of "undervaluation of properties in order to evade taxes."

Another question looming centers on whether or not Weisselberg will flip on Trump. So far, he has not wavered as prosecutors continue their effort gain his cooperation.


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