One Of Trump Organization’s Top Executives Is Reportedly The Focus Of NYC’s Investigation Into Former President

Another one bites the dust.


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It’s no secret that prosecutors in New York are closing in on Donald Trump now that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been able to get his hands on the former president’s extensive tax and financial documents. And now, according to a bombshell new report from the New York Times, prosecutors may very well be taking down more than just Trump himself — including one top executive of the Trump Organization.

“State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are sharpening their focus on the company’s long-serving chief financial officer, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could step up pressure on him to cooperate with the investigation if the prosecutors unearth evidence of wrongdoing on his part. He has served as the Trump Organization’s financial gatekeeper for more than two decades and could be a vital source of information for the government about the inner workings of the company,” the NYT report reads.

The article notes that the investigation by prosecutors may end up involving Weisselberg’s family.

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“In recent weeks, the prosecutors working for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., have been interviewing witnesses who know Mr. Weisselberg and have asked at least one witness about Mr. Weisselberg’s sons, Barry and Jack Weisselberg, according to two of the people with knowledge of the matter. Barry Weisselberg has been the property manager of Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park, and Jack works at Ladder Capital, one of Mr. Trump’s biggest lenders,” the report states. “The district attorney’s office has not accused Mr. Weisselberg or his sons of any wrongdoing, and there is no indication that the sons are a focus of the investigation.”

The Times goes on to point out how huge and impactful it would be if Weisselberg were to “flip” on the former president and turn state’s evidence against him.

“If the prosecutors were to secure Allen Weisselberg’s cooperation, it might provide a significant boost to the long-running investigation and deliver a blow to Mr. Trump, who has long depended on Mr. Weisselberg’s unflinching loyalty,” the NYT article explains. “Mr. Weisselberg, 73, an accountant, began his career working for Mr. Trump’s father and has overseen the Trump Organization’s books for decades. He recently ran the business with Mr. Trump’s adult sons during the Trump presidency and remained loyal to the company even after his name surfaced during congressional and federal investigations into Mr. Trump or his business.”

It’s beyond crystal clear at this point that prosecutors in New York are done playing around — it seems they fully intend to not only tear down Donald Trump but also everyone else who was involved in his numerous schemes.

You can read the full report here.

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