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Trump Organization faces criminal tax fraud trial over perks

 

November 1, 2022

Doug Mills, New York Times

Then-President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh on Sept. 22, 2020.

NEW YORK - For years, as Donald Trump was soaring from reality TV star to the White House, his real estate empire was bankrolling big perks for some of his top executives, including apartments and luxury cars.

Now Trump's company, the Trump Organization, is on trial for criminal tax fraud - on the hook for what prosecutors say was a 15-year scheme by his most trusted lieutenant to avoid paying taxes on those fringe benefits.

In opening statements Monday, prosecutors and defense lawyers sparred over the company's culpability for the actions of Allen Weisselberg, who has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify as a star prosecution witness in exchange for a five-month jail sentence.

https://www.startribune.com/trump-organization-faces-criminal-tax-fraud-trial-over-perks/600220601/

 

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