Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty to tax evasion

Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to all 15 of the charges he faced in the case.

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August 18, 2022 - 2:42 PM

Allen Weisselberg arrives for his plea hearing at state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, with his lawyer Nicholas Gravante. (Molly Crane-Newman/New York Daily News/TNS)

NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive at former President Donald Trump’s family business pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes in a deal with prosecutors that could make him a star witness against the company at a trial this fall.

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to all 15 of the charges he faced in the case.

In a low, somewhat hoarse voice, he admitted taking in over $1.7 million worth of untaxed perks — including school tuition for his grandchildren, free rent for a Manhattan apartment and lease payments for a luxury car — and explicitly keeping some of the plums off the books.

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