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Democrats sigh as prosecutors strike harder at Trump than they could

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Two years before Allen Weisselberg's Thursday indictment , former Donald Trump fixer Michael Cohen sat before Congress and linked the Trump Organization CFO - plus others in the former president's inner circle - to what Cohen described as a criminal enterprise masquerading as a business empire.
Now that Weisselberg faces grand larceny charges as part of an alleged tax-evasion scheme, congressional Democrats who poured years into oversight of the Trump administration are acknowledging that in many ways the criminal justice system picked up where they failed. The case against Weisselberg...
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Michael Cohen says the Trump Organization's CFO should cooperate with prosecutors now that he 'knows what handcuffs feel like'

Michael Cohen says the Trump Organization's CFO should cooperate with prosecutors now that he 'knows what handcuffs feel like'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Former Trump Organization executive Michael Cohen says Allen Weisselberg should cooperate with Manhattan prosecutors after the CFO appeared in court Thursday to face criminal charges .
"Weisselberg now knows what handcuffs feel like as well as being placed in a cell," Cohen told Insider. "As the pressure by prosecutors increase on him and his sons, the smart money would be on him cooperating for leniency."
A 15-count grand jury indictment accuses Weisselberg and the Trump Organization of a sweeping tax-fraud scheme, in which prosecutors say they systematically...
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What we know about 'Unindicted Co-conspirator 1' in the indictment against the Trump Organization and its CFO

What we know about 'Unindicted Co-conspirator 1' in the indictment against the Trump Organization and its CFO

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement There is an anonymous person lurking in the background of the New York grand jury indictment against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg unsealed Thursday: "Unindicted Co-conspirator 1."
Twice in the 25-page document , prosecutors reference the unindicted co-conspirator. Prosecutors normally use the term to refer to someone involved in an investigation who may still face charges down the line.
The charging document refers to only one unindicted co-conspirator.
According to the indictment, the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, and the unindicted...
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Trump personally signed tuition checks for CFO Allen Weisselberg's children, prosecutors say

Trump personally signed tuition checks for CFO Allen Weisselberg's children, prosecutors say

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Former President Donald Trump personally signed the tuition checks for Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg's children, Manhattan prosecutors alleged in a 25-page indictment charging Weisselberg and the Trump Org. with 15 felony counts on Thursday.
According to the document, one of Weisselberg's children started attending a Manhattan private school in 2012, and another one of his kids started attending the same school in 2014. Prosecutors said that from 2012 to 2017, "Trump Corporation personnel, including Weisselberg, arranged for tuition expenses for...
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Read the indictment against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg

Read the indictment against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement An indictment was unsealed Thursday against ex-President Donald Trump's family business and Allen Weisselberg, i's chief financial officer .
The Manhattan District Attorney's office has spent years investigating the Trump Organization and whether it violated New York state financial laws. The special grand jury investigation remains ongoing and examines whether executives illegally took benefits like apartments without paying taxes on them and whether the company broke tax, insurance, and bank fraud laws by misrepresenting property values.
Prosecutors have sought to...
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