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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Trump Organization's money man has agreed that, if called, he'll testify against Trump's companies

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Wow... I had just read this AM that he would not be doing that.

Maybe he got a French maid for his cell.

Move over, Al Capone.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-08-17 06:19 PM | Reply

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#2 | Posted by Scotty at 2022-08-17 11:12 PM | Reply

only the rich and very well connected get
plea deals like the one he got...

Man should be in prison for the rest of his life
for not cooperating fully. He will be lucky to
see 'a five-month prison sentence, according to CNN'.

for 15 YEARS worth of Tax Fraud...

This nation has gone to the rich
who are treated like royalty.

#3 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-18 06:38 AM | Reply

More from the article...

...Weisselberg is charged with accepting more than $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation from the former president's company over several years, including untaxed perks like rent, car payments and school tuition.

He conversed quietly with his lawyers while awaiting the hearing at a Manhattan court Thursday morning.

The plea deal would require Weisselberg to speak in court Thursday about the company's role in the alleged compensation arrangement and possibly serve as a witness when the Trump Organization goes on trial in October on related criminal charges, the people said. ...


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-18 10:19 AM | Reply

@#1 ... The plea deal would require Weisselberg to speak in court Thursday about the company's role in the alleged compensation arrangement ...

So, the case seems to be against the Trump organization, not a person or persons running the Trump Organization.

What does that mean in this case should the Trump organization be found guilty?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-18 10:51 AM | Reply

&nbsop

Updated...

Ex-Trump Org. CFO Weisselberg pleads guilty to tax fraud charges
www.nbcnews.com

...Former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges tied to his indictment in a tax fraud case involving the company's business dealings.

He admitted to multiple counts in the indictment against him, filed last July. The judge said Weisselberg, 75, agreed to pay nearly $2 million in taxes, interest, and penalties and serve five months in jail as part of his guilty plea.

Weisselberg also said he understood that he could face up to 15 years in prison if he doesn't pay back the taxes or doesn't testify truthfully at the trial of the Trump Organization this fall. ...



#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-18 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

An important aspect of th deal...

Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial
www.nytimes.com

...But Mr. Weisselberg will not implicate Mr. Trump or his family if he takes the stand in that trial, the people said, and he has refused to cooperate with prosecutors in their broader investigation into Mr. Trump, who has not been accused of wrongdoing....

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-18 11:35 AM | Reply

Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify (Truthfully) at Trump Organization Trial.

They must have run out of chars for that headline ...

I think they left out a key word. Truthfully.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-08-18 01:21 PM | Reply

This also begs the question I ask from time to time...

What is it about fmr Pres Trump that so many in his close circle seem to wind up convicted and in jail (unless pardoned by fmr Pres Trump)?

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-18 03:05 PM | Reply

I think you may judge of a man's character by the persons whose affection he seeks. If you find a man seeking only the affection of those who are great, depend upon it he is ambitious and self-seeking; but when you observe that a man seeks the affection of those who can do nothing for him, but for whom he must do everything, you know that he is not seeking himself, but that pure benevolence sways his heart.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

#10 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-08-18 05:51 PM | Reply

LAMP

"What is it about fmr Pres Trump that so many in his close circle seem to wind up convicted and in jail "

It's a mystery to the rest of us, too. The history of those who met bad ends while close to or traveled in Trump's orbit is very long. You'd think that alone would give somebody second thoughts.

Papadopoulous, Nader, Hunter, Patten, Cohen, Bannon, Barrack, Flynn, Manafort, Gates, Kuron, Parscale, Parnas, Furman, Collins. Zuberi, Lewandowski, Stone, Weisselberg . . . . and growing.

It must be the lure of the three F's . . . fame, fortune and favors .

What else could it be?

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-19 04:47 AM | Reply

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