Former exec: Trumps had role in fraud [sic] scheme

Source: Yahoo! News

“Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg testified in court Thursday, describing how Donald Trump and two of his children allegedly participated in a scheme to defraud [sic] tax authorities. Weisselberg said Donald Trump, or at times Eric Trump or Donald Trump Jr., signed checks to pay up to $100,000 for private school tuition for Weisselberg’s grandchildren. Weisselberg said he then instructed the company’s controller to deduct the $100,000 from his salary, allowing him to report a smaller income. Copies of some of the checks signed by the Trumps have been shown in court. … Two Trump Organization entities and Weisselberg are accused of more than a dozen counts of fraud [sic] and tax evasion. Weisselberg entered a guilty plea in August, admitting to charges filed by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office accusing him of receiving more than $1.7 million in untaxed compensation.” [editor’s note: Fraud is theft by deception. Keeping your own money by deceiving thieves/extortionists isn’t fraud – TLK] (11/17/22)