Donald Trump’s former Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, has pleaded guilty to tax violations.
Weisselberg is more or less collateral damage in the Manhattan DA’s case against Trump.
The violations are trivial, at best, but were more than likely filed to try to put pressure on Weisselberg to roll over on Trump.
There is a lot of speculation about what this plea deal will mean.
Weisselberg’s attorney stated, “In one of the most difficult decisions of his life, Mr. Weisselberg decided to enter a plea of guilty today to put an end to this case and the years-long legal and personal nightmares it has caused for him and his family.”
The case centers around using a Trump Organization apartment and car without reporting it as income, which is probably happening with every major corporation in this country right now.
New DA Alvin Bragg patted himself on the back, stating, “Thanks to the incredibly hard work and dedication of the team prosecuting this case, Weisselberg will spend time behind bars.
“We look forward to proving our case in court against the Trump Organization.”
Two companies within the Trump Organization also face tax charges, but both have pleaded not guilty and plan on fighting the charges.
Bragg may get a charge out of this, but if this is all they come up with, it is a big nothing burger.
It does not seem like Weisselberg had anything to give them, but the DA was not going to let this go, so the plea could have just been the quickest way for him to put his all behind and move on.
This is a developing story and we will continue to monitor it for updates.
Source: Fox News