New York prosecutors are striving for the jugular and advocating Trump’s chief monetary officer
Donald Trump’s appearance at the CPAC over the weekend was a low-energy flop, but perhaps the reason the former president is so depleted is because he’s seeing a legal tidal wave heading his way.
That legal turmoil increased Monday as New York prosecutors currently investigating Trump now focused on his company’s CFO.
According to the New York Times, “Manhattan prosecutors investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are increasingly focusing on the company’s longtime CFO and asking witnesses questions about his dealings with the company with people in the know. “
The report notes that investigators looking into Trump’s chief financial officer do so as part of their investigation into potential financial fraud within the company.
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The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could put pressure on him to cooperate with the investigation if prosecutors uncover evidence of wrongdoing on his part. He was the Trump Organization’s financial gatekeeper for more than two decades and could be an important source of information for the government on the inner workings of the company.
Over the past few weeks, Manhattan District Attorney’s attorneys, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., have interviewed witnesses who know Mr. Weisselberg, and at least one witness after Mr. Weisselberg’s sons, Barry and Jack Weisselberg, interviewed the people with knowledge of the matter .
New York goes straight to Trump’s criminal enterprise
The news that the Trump Organization CFO is under scrutiny comes amid a spate of Trump-related activity in New York.
Last month, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance hired an organized crime federal attorney to join the Trump investigation. The Trump organization was also recently forced to hand over documents to New York AG Letitia James.
And in a huge development over the past week, the Manhattan attorney (finally) received Trump’s tax returns after the Supreme Court ruled to deny the former president’s request to keep them secret.
It is likely that this investigation will take some time, but New York prosecutors are picking up Donald Trump and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the outreach organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.