Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss tax fraud charges brought against him by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, claiming the investigation into the ex-president’s family business was politically motivated.
The company itself has also asked that charges against it were dropped in the latest court filing of the Southern District of New York’s (SDNY) criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s family real estate empire.
Weisselberg’s attorneys claim he’s ‘collateral damage’ in New York prosecutors’ ‘yearslong pursuit of Mr. Weisselberg’s longtime boss, Donald J. Trump.’
Both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization have pleaded not guilty. Trump himself has dismissed the investigation as a ‘witch hunt’ on…
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