The Trump family business, the Trump Organization, was indicted last week on criminal charges relating to tax evasion.
The indictment also implicates Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer of allegedly assisting company executives of evading taxes for personal benefit. The company is also accused of avoiding taxes owed.
The indictment charges that from 2005 to June 2021, the defendants participated in a scheme to defraud federal and state tax authorities, with the intent to benefit Weisselberg and various company executives, that was alleged to be “off the books.”
Weisselberg is alleged to be one of the many beneficiaries of the “scheme” who has been accused of receiving approximately 1.76 million in indirect and hidden compensation, including free rent, cars for his wife and himself, and private bonuses.
Even though the investigation is ongoing, neither Trump or his family have been accused of any wrongdoing, but that’s to be expected.
Sources: The NY Times, the Trump Org. Indictment.