A jury on Tuesday found two corporate silos at the Trump Organization guilty of not taxing some fringe benefits and perks, what far-leftist Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stretched to include conspiracy charges and falsifying business records. Trump’s company was accused of abetting top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks like rent-free apartments and cars.
Trump was not on trial, but his company could be fined up to $1.6 million for the guilty verdicts.
Prosecutors used a plea deal with the Trump Organization’s former finance chief, Allen Weisselberg, to secure their case. The government snitch had pleaded guilty to manipulating the company’s books and his own compensation package to illegally reduce his taxes. In exchange for his testimony, Weisselberg received a slap on the wrist five-month sentence.
Trump blasted the verdict, along with Bragg, who inherited the long-running case when he was took office in January.
“Murder and Violent Crime is at an all time high in NYC, and the D.A.’s office has spent almost all of its time & money fighting a political Witch Hunt for D.C. against “Trump” over Fringe Benefits, something that in the history of our Country, has never been so tried in Court before,” Trump posted on Truth Social.
“Two weeks at trial, yet no MURDER CASE has gone to trial in 6 years, much to the consternation of victims mothers and families who are devastated that NOTHING is being done to bring JUSTICE. Too busy on ‘Donald.’”