The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is threatening to file new criminal charges against former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. This news comes after Weisselberg pleaded guilty to tax fraud in August and is currently serving jail time at Rikers Island. In this blog post, we’ll provide a summary of the recent developments and explore the potential implications.
The new charges that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is threatening to file involve insurance fraud. This detail was first reported by The New York Times and prosecutors are using the threat of additional charges to pressure Weisselberg into cooperating with their ongoing criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business.
Weisselberg testified against the Trump Organization at its criminal trial last year as part of a plea agreement, but he did not implicate the former president in the company’s tax fraud. Insurance fraud was also mentioned in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million civil lawsuit against Trump, his eldest children, and his business.
This week, prosecutors began presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating whether Trump played a role in the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Among the initial witnesses were former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker and Trump Organization controller Jeff McConney. Trump has denied knowing about the payment, which was arranged through his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
The implications of these new charges against Allen Weisselberg are immense. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is clearly attempting to pressure Weisselberg into cooperating with their investigation into former President Donald Trump and his business. If Weisselberg does cooperate, it could potentially provide prosecutors with valuable information that could be used to pursue further charges against Trump and his associates.
It’s clear that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is serious about pursuing justice and uncovering the truth behind the Trump Organization’s activities. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new developments as they arise.