Trump’s senior leader, Allen Weisselberg, pleaded guilty to an indictment of 15 counts before the Supreme Court of Manhattan, withdrawing from the Manhattan prosecutor against the Trump organization on Thursday. as she headed for trial in October.
The former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization has not agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, but he may be called upon to take a stand against his former employer. It is the last of a setback series for Trump, who is assaulted from all sides by legal problems arising from his real estate business, his electoral denial and his potential mismanagement of sensitive presidential documents.
In entering the plea, Weisselberg admitted that he evaded hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes by concealing compensation from the Trump Organization totaling approximately $1.76 million.