Trump Org Tax Case Wraps With Closing Arguments

A prosecutor told jurors Thursday during closing arguments at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud trial that the company gave lavish perks to executives and  falsifying records to hide the compensation.

  • The Trump Organization, through which former President Trump manages his real estate holdings and other ventures, is accused of helping Weisselberg and other executives avoid paying income taxes on company-paid perks.
  • The closing argument for the prosecution was made by Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Joshua Steinglass.
  • Steinglass’ summation followed defense arguments that tried to focus the blame for  fraud on company finance chief Allen Weisselberg.
  • The longtime Trump Organization employee, Weisselberg, has admitted scheming to avoid paying personal income taxes on a company-paid apartment, luxury cars and other goodies.
  • “Weisselberg did it for Weisselberg,” said Trump Organization lawyer Michael Van der Veen.
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