According to the American media, the allegation is thought to have been made without informing the tax authorities of the benefits provided to Alan Weiselberg, the finance director of Holding, who is loyal to Donald Trump.
The Trump organization, Donald Trump’s family group and its chief financial officer will be charged with tax crimes by New York prosecutors on Thursday, several U.S. newspapers reported Wednesday.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post, the allegation is related to the benefits granted to Holding’s finance director Alan Weiselberg, who is considered loyal to Donald Trump’s loyalists, and has not been reported to the tax authorities. He is expected to appear before a judge on Thursday and will serve on charges against him. The indictment must then be made public.
The former US president and his family members should not worry, at least initially, that the real estate company is run by lawyers who have been investigating the luxury hotel and golf clubs for two years.
Alan Weiselberg’s indictment is believed to have been aimed at pressuring him to agree to cooperate with investigators in bringing additional evidence to the trial. Several weeks ago, a major arbitrator gave Manhattan attorney Cyrus Vance the green light to move forward to determine if the case could continue.
If these allegations are confirmed, it could be a setback suggesting that Donald Trump could be a candidate for the 2024 presidential election. He has been very present in the political scene, resuming from being a strong man in the Republican Party to key meetings that made its mark last week.
On Wednesday, he flew to the border with Mexico to denounce the immigration policy of his democratic successor, Joe Biden. The former president, now settled in Florida, re-qualified Monday as New York’s trial on justice, “the continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time”.