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Trump executive pleads guilty in tax case, agrees to testify


August 19, 2022

Curtis Means, via AP, Pool

The Trump Organization's former accountant Allen Weisselberg, right, arrives in the courtroom, in New York, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.

NEW YORK - A top executive at former President Donald Trump's family business pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes on a free apartment and other perks, striking a deal with prosecutors that could make him a star witness against the company at a trial this fall.

Allen Weisselberg, a senior Trump Organization adviser and formerly the company's longtime chief financial officer, pleaded guilty to all 15 of the charges he faced in the case.

In a low, somewhat hoarse voice, Weisselberg admitted taking in over $1.7 million worth of untaxed extras - including school tuition for his grandchildren, free rent for a Manhattan apartment and lease payments for a luxury car - and explicitly keeping some of the plums off the books.


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