The Trump Organization and chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg have confirmed they are expecting criminal charges to be filed against them.
New York prosecutors are seeking to charge the organization and CFO with tax-related crimes. NY Attorney General Letitia James is leading the investigation. FBA previously reported, “The investigation began with a referral from state tax authorities several months ago and involved Weisselberg’s compensation by the Trump Organization and whether taxes were properly paid.”
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The investigation against the Trump Organization began years ago and is concerned with events prior to his presidency. The probe into the organization itself questions business practices, including examining whether Trump or his companies manipulated the value of assets to gain favorable loan terms and tax benefits.
Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for Attorney General Letitia James, said in a statement, “We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the company is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan DA.” Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Ronald Fischetti, told CBS News that he does not foresee charges against the former president himself.