Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg on Thursday pleaded guilty to tax violations and admitted to helping run a years-long tax fraud scheme at the former president’s business.
Driving the news: Weisselberg on Thursday admitted to all 15 felonies that prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney’s office accused him of, but steered away from Trump and his family.
Weisselberg has refused to cooperate with prosecutors in their investigation into Trump and his family, the New York Times notes.
Under the plea deal, Weisselberg must also testify as a prosecution witness at the forthcoming trial for the Trump Organization, per AP.
Prosecutors alleged that the scheme allowed Weisselberg to skirt paying taxes on rent and private school tuition, per the Times.
Weisselberg, 75, is the only person facing criminal charges so far in the investigation into the Trump organization's business practices.
Weisselberg and the Trump Organization have tried to get the charges dismissed, claiming they were politically motivated. »