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Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine
"A New York judge is scheduled to find Donald Trump's company for helping its executives Dodge taxes. As a corporation, the stiffest possible penalty that could be imposed on the Trump organization for conspiracy and falsifying business records is $1.6 million. The company was convicted last month of 17 tax crimes for helping its executives Dodge taxes on job perks, including rent free apartments, luxury cars, and private school tuition. The former president is not on trial and Trump family members aren't expected in the New York courtroom, former chief financial officer Allen weisselberg, the only executive charged, was sentenced Tuesday to 5 months in jail. Trump has said the case against his company was part of a politically motivated witch hunt Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg says that a related investigation is still underway and New York attorney general letitia James is suing Trump and his company alleging they misled banks and others about the value of their assets. That trial is scheduled for October. I'm Jennifer King
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"allen weisselberg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Boardwalks. It's day three of a nurse's strike in New York City, nurses and Mount Sinai and montefiore say they are on the picket lines because of understaffing issues. It's just not safe. The days are incredibly overwhelming and stressful. And montefiore both sides are talking and said that they are close. Former Trump organization chief financial officer Allen weisselberg spent his first night in Rikers Island, as he begins his sentence for pleading guilty last year to tax fraud. Weisselberg was sentenced to 5 months in jail as part of a pre arranged plea agreement with the Manhattan district attorney's office. Global news, 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries. I'm Michael Barr and this is Bloomberg, Nathan. Thanks, Michael. And now it's time for the Bloomberg sports update brought to you by tri state out. Good morning, John Stan shower. Good morning, Nathan safe to say no one's ever had a more bizarre off season than Carlos Correa. He was a free agent a year ago signed a late deal with Minnesota opted out, cut a deal with San Francisco where they scheduled his introductory press conference and then canceled it hours before it was to take place amid concerns about an ankle injury, so Correa pivoted and agreed to a deal with the mets who then had similar concerns about that ankle. Let's try to keep Correa, but with changes to the original agreement, Correa balked at that he is instead going back to Minnesota 6 year deal for 200 million, could turn out to be longer and more lucrative, but the deals
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"So that's an awful lot of guilty verdicts. It will probably add up to 1.6 million in penalties for the Trump org. And if you say Donald Trump steals more than that from The White House on a daily basis, even now I would not disagree with you. I get it. I have been critical. This is the original Cy Vance prosecution and as the second it was turned over to Alvin Bragg, I have been critical of this in particular of the ridiculous sweetheart deal that was given to Allen weisselberg in connection where all he had to do was testify quote truthfully, other folks sort of said, well, you know, he can't testify truthfully and not implicate Donald Trump will shock her. He testified and did not implicate Donald Trump and did exactly what I predicted he would do, which is the I really abused Donald Trump's trust here and I just feel terrible about that. And you know, there is zero chance Alan weisselberg is going to be indicted for perjury in connection with that. And Alvin Bragg was making the rounds. He was on the various NBC shows, MSNBC shows last night touting this victory so yeah, that's all the bad. So if I'm getting that out of the way early, if what you want to say is, is this a real consequence? Most of that seems like no. I'm sorry, how? How is it that the organization has found guilty of a 170 things or whatever a lot of counts, but that means nothing bad for anyone. In my view, it does not mean nothing bad. Either for the Trump organization or for Donald Trump personally. So you said corporations are people, my friend, which, you know, is true with an asterisk, right? It doesn't put the Trump organ in orange jumpsuit, but it does mean that the Trump organization is a convicted felon, a multiply convicted felon, and when you apply for tries to get a job as another organization, when you apply for bank loans when you apply for
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Jury begins deliberating in criminal tax fraud trial of 2 Trump companies
"Jury deliberations have carried into another day in the trial of former president Donald Trump's company. I Norman hall. Prosecutors have asked the New York jury to convict the Trump organization of criminal tax fraud, the firm is accused of helping executives Dodge personal income taxes on perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars. The jury got the case Monday after hearing weeks of testimony from 7 witnesses including the company's longtime finance chief Allen weisselberg, the panel deliberated for about four hours in return to the courtroom with a question just
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Prosecution resumes closing argument at Trump Org. trial
"Prosecutors are telling a New York City jury that Donald Trump did know about a tax avoidance scheme being used by his real estate company. In closing arguments to the jury assistant Manhattan district attorney Joshua Stein glass, said Donald Trump knew exactly what was going on with his top executives at the Trump organization. Two of them are accused of helping executives avoid paying income taxes on company perks. Like pricey cars in Manhattan apartments wanted admitted to fraud and is cooperating with the government. Trump organization lawyers deny any wrongdoing, they say longtime finance chief Allen weisselberg was only out to benefit himself, neither Trump nor any family members are accused in the fraud case. I'm Jackie Quinn
Allen Weisselberg Testifies Trump Family Not Involved in Tax Fraud
"Don't want to pass up on this There was testimony today in a courtroom in New York City How about the Trump organization And Alan weisselberg a senior adviser former chief financial officer at former president Trump's organization He said he conspired with a subordinate to hide more than a decade's worth of extras from his taxable income Ready And I quote but that neither Trump nor the family were involved Excuse me But neither Trump nor the family were involved Can you tell me why that's not the leading story on every single cable news show I haven't even seen it once Can you tell me why that's not the lead story the headline at the New York Post front page Let's see if it is tomorrow Can you see if this is going to be the headline on one of the editorials from the office nerds at The Wall Street Journal Maybe it'll be a headline at the national review legal analyst Andy McCarthy He'll jump into this no question about that Let's just see Ladies and gentlemen how much the media how much the media focus on this
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Trump Org.'s longtime CFO testifies at company's fraud trial
"Donald Trump's longtime CFO is still a company man collecting a hefty salary from the Trump organization even as he takes the stand as the prosecution star witness in a criminal tax fraud trial Allen weisselberg's on paid leave from the Trump organization after pleading guilty to evading taxes on $1.7 million in company paid perks like cars and a Manhattan apartment as part of his plea deal with prosecutors he testified Tuesday in the case against the former president's company saying he saved the Trump organization hundreds of thousands of dollars by scheming to evade taxes on those perks The prosecution star witness says he deducted those expenses from his salary because it costs the company about half as much as it would to give him a raise The Trump organization denies wrongdoing and says weisselberg concocted the scheme on his own Julie Walker New York
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Trump Org. executive says he helped colleagues dodge taxes
"Returns on behalf of a father and son executive duo whose Manhattan apartment rents were paid by the company Makani was granted immunity to testify The Trump organization the entity through which the former president owns hotels golf courses and other assets is accused of helping some top executives avoid income taxes on compensation they got in addition to their salaries The company denies any wrongdoing saying longtime finance chief Allen weisselberg went rogue and concocted the scheme without Trump's or the company's knowledge I'm Ed Donahue
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Task one in Trump Organization trial: Picking a neutral jury
"Jury selection begins today in the criminal tax case against the Trump family business Manhattan prosecutors say the Trump organization helped top executives avoid income taxes on job perks like rent free apartments and luxury cars Former president Donald Trump is not on trial and is an expected to testify but the judge and lawyers will likely be looking to keep people off the jury if they have unshakably strong feelings about the Republican The trial is expected to center on the actions and testimony of longtime executive Allen weisselberg who pleaded guilty in August to taking in more than $1.7 million worth of untaxed perks from the company Trump calls the probe a political witch hunt the company says it played by the rules Julie Walker New York
Bloomberg Radio New York
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Now the latest news from New York City and around the world, here's Michael Barr. Tom John caley, U.S. customs and border protection agents say that they are highlighting the dangers of illegal immigration. Agents say a truck carrying a 150 people will stop by Mexican authorities before it entered Texas and added they have apprehended a record number of migrants this year. Since April, Texas has sent nearly 8000 migrants to Washington D.C. and New York City a move those cities mayors have called inhumane. Texas emergency management chief nim Kidd insists otherwise. Some have claimed or tried to accuse that we are putting people on these buses and we are holding them hostage and making them go to a final destination. That is exactly not true. Texas emergency management chief nim kit. The federal judge who signed a search warrant for former president Trump's moral law go home has ordered the Justice Department to propose a redacted document for public release. This comes as Trump organization CFO Allen weisselberg pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion charges and agreed to serve 5 months in prison and testify against the Trump organization. The trial involving the Trump organization is set for October. He has not compelled to testify against his former employer or members of the Trump family, but former federal prosecutor can nowadays says weisselberg's testimony will be hard to defend against. This is a huge, huge, huge win for the Manhattan DA's office, because right now they have a cooperating witness Alan weisselberg, who's going to show them the keys to the kingdom here against the remaining co defendants, the Trump organization and another Trump related company. Former federal prosecutor can nowadays spoke to ABC. The United Nations is urging Russia to stand down and not proceed with its mission to carry out military action at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Secretary general Antonio Guterres repeatedly urged for the plant to be demilitarized and suggested any action there would be in his words suicide. President Joe Biden will host a White House summit next month aimed at combating hate fueled violence in the U.S.. The White House announced today that Biden will host the united we stand summit on September 15th. Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios, this is
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WTOP
"Line at the federal and state and local level. And these attacks on the FBI must stop. But some GOP lawmakers are persisting in their criticism. Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is selling defund the FBI t-shirts and Texas congressman Ronnie Jackson has blasted the agency, saying it's morphed into a secret police for Democrats. He also charges the FBI hate supporters of former president Trump. FBI director Christopher wray was appointed by the former president. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTO, B news. Also today a top executive of the Trump organization has pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Allen weisselberg's guilty play is part of a larger deal to testify against former president Trump's real estate company. CBS News legal contributor Rebecca Roy fee says this is no small matter. This is serious has serious implications for Trump's business, but Roy fei says there will be a limit to weisselberg's testimony. He is not going to implicate Trump or any of Trump's family members, weisselberg will serve 5 months in jail and pay nearly $2 million in taxes penalties and interest. His attorney says weisselberg pleaded guilty to put the case behind him. Linda kenyon, CBS News. The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S. continues growing, and today The White House said more vaccine will soon be available. Starting Monday, an additional 1.8 million doses of vaccine will be available to jurisdictions for order. That's Robert Fenton, The White House monkey pox response coordinator. The health department is also setting aside 50,000 doses of the vaccine from the strategic national stockpile. State health departments can ask for extra doses from the stockpile if the large event that attracts at risk groups is being held in their state. New COVID boosters should be available to everyone 12 years and older in a few weeks, those shots target the omicron BA four and BA 5 sub variants along with the original strain of the virus so they provide a much broader immune response. But when should you get it? We asked CBS News medical contributor doctor David agus. The boosters as well as the flu shot do best two, three weeks after the shot, and then over time, immunity goes down. So do you wait and get them October November because we think that in the winter there's going to be a big surge, or do you get them right away? And that's a question where there is no answer. My gut though is to get it right away. I think protection now is needed against serious. Doctor agus says because the virus keeps changing and more variants keep popping up, we have to get used to getting booster shots every 6 months or so. Now an update to a story we've been following for you, a 52 year old Alexandria man has been identified as the suspect in yesterday's fairfax county shooting. Paul Malone is accused of seriously wounding the 33 year old victim at a bus stop about 2 p.m. yesterday in the Huntington area. Malone was arrested at a nearby hotel shortly afterward and a firearm was recovered. The victim of that shooting is still in the hospital with wounds that are considered life threatening. Coming up on WTO after traffic and weather. Russia may have just expanded the war in Ukraine to the Baltics. I'm JJ green. Three 36
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Allison Gill Doesn't Like What Is Happening With the Weisselberg Case
"As we speak literally a couple minutes ago, former Trump organization CFO Allen weisselberg has pled guilty in a tax fraud scheme after reaching a deal with the Manhattan DA. So yesterday, I admit to being, you know, a little bitch, a little salty bitch. Because on the surface, it was like, he got, he was going to get 5 months and no cooperation, right? So what has happened here, Allison gill, explain what you think is going on? Yeah, I don't know, but I'm still veruca salt about it. I hate this deal. Why did they need to give him a hundred days in jail in order to get this? So he's flipping after they had already indicted the Trump organization. It's like you had a slam dunk cases on both of these. Trump org and weisselberg, why do you have to give him just 5 months to get his testimony? And the drum board case. I don't like it. Yeah, that's what I mean, but it still means that he can't take the 5th now, right? He has to testify in, what is the difference? Do you understand that? And he's not cooperating against Trump personally, but he's a cooperating against the Trump organization and he can't take the 5th, right? Well, he is not supposed to be able to take the 5th, but that doesn't mean he just won't be full of, I don't recalls and. The prosecution might not even use him as a witness. I mean, he is a piece of criminal. He's a career criminal. A lot of cooperating witnesses are. And that shouldn't stop the Department of Justice or the Manhattan DA in this case. From using that testimony against another entity or in another case, but do you remember the whole Manafort Rick Gates thing and how the jury convicted him without Rick Gates's testimony was just based on the documentary evidence and these were both slammed up cases and I just, I feel like it's probably got a lot to do with when done and pomerants walked out resigned in protest back in January. I just don't like what this office is doing. They're taking a very light handed approach to this and I mean a hundred days for 15 tax crime felonies. What?
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WTOP
"News this morning, former president Trump's legal troubles continue to grow, one of his closest business associates, the former CFO of the Trump organization, Allen weisselberg, has pleaded guilty today to all 15 counts of fraud and tax evasion that he was facing. The deal could make him a star witness against that company at a trial that scheduled for this fall. CBS legal analyst Ricky kleman spoke with CBS mornings about Trump's legal woes across multiple states. What we've learned is that Ellen weisselberg and tends to plead guilty and surprisingly. He is going to cooperate not directly against the former president. But against the Trump organization and the people involved in payroll, weisselberg was charged with taking more than $1.7 million and off the book's compensation from the Trump organization across several years, including untaxed perks, such as rent, car payments, and school tuition. The 75 year old is expected to receive a sentence of 5 months in jail, which will be served at New York City's notorious Rikers Island complex. He will also have to pay nearly $2 million in taxes, penalties, and interest. Meantime, this afternoon, a federal magistrate in Florida is holding a hearing on a motion to unseal the affidavit, supporting the warrant that FBA FBI agents use to search former president Trump's home in Florida. CBS News Homeland Security and justice reporter Nicole Schengen is in West Palm Beach outside the courthouse where that hearing will take place. Media organizations making the argument here that a lot of the information surrounding this investigation is already publicly known. So for example, you know, we know the national archives refer this to the Department of Justice after retrieving 15 boxes back in January in that some of what was inside of those boxes. Those documents contain classified information and intelligence. That hearing today expected to start at about 1 p.m.. Dude, this morning, The White House monkeypox response team giving an update on its efforts as the number of confirmed cases continues to grow across the country. White House monkey monkey pox response coordinator, Robert Fenton, says
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WTOP
"Of media outlets trying to get ahold of documents that led to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago. CBS News is among them. Reporter Christopher Cruise has details from Washington. Federal investigators say their ongoing investigation of Trump's handling of highly classified material would be compromised if the affidavit is unsealed. But the media companies say the public should be allowed to see the affidavit, so they can make a judgment about whether the Justice Department had legitimate reasons for the search. I'm Linda kenyon. The former chief financial officer of the Trump organization is expected to plead guilty today to a 15 year tax fraud scheme under the terms of his deal, Allen weisselberg would serve 100 days in jail, and would testify in the case against the Trump organization if it goes to trial. Mister Trump's backing propelled several Republican candidates to victory in Tuesday's primaries, but a couple of New Yorkers are saying thanks, but no thanks after he made tongue in cheek endorsements of Democrats, Carolyn, and Dan Goldman. UVA political analyst Larry sabato. My guess is that Trump figures his endorsement will be the end of their candidacy. And certainly, this won't help them. But they could also portray it for what it is, a satirical approach at endorsement. Former president called congresswoman maloney, a kind and wonderful person who said terrific things about him. CDC director Rochelle Walensky says she's undertaking an overhaul of her agency. After admitting, it botched response to the pandemic. She tells CBS News. We were operating with a frail public health infrastructure nationally. And we made some pretty public mistakes. And we need to own them. Walensky says the goal will be to restore the public's trust and get a handle on monkeypox. The WHO says there have been 35,000 cases reported globally. The CDC is investigating an E. coli outbreak, linked to 14 cases in Ohio and 15 in Michigan. 9 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths reported, investigators are trying to track down a food source. In Taiwan
Bloomberg Radio New York
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To be fully vaccinated. The university cites the ongoing spread of the BA 5 omicron sub variant. A few days ago, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced the state will no longer require weekly testing for unvaccinated schools. However, yesterday, Murphy said that he has no issue with the university's mandates. That's Rutgers call, and we said that school districts that choose to want to be to keep the vaccine test in place are welcome to. My gut tells me there won't be many that do that. Governor Phil Murphy. Former Trump organization CFO Allen weisselberg is expected to plead guilty today in a New York City courtroom. According to The New York Times, as part of his plea deal, weisselberg will admit to all 15 felonies he's accused of and may have to testify about his role in the scheme if the Trump organization goes on trial. Global news, 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries, a Michael Barr and this is Bloomberg John. Michael, thank you, it is now. 6 36 on Wall Street. Time for the Bloomberg sports update. Good morning John stash hour. Good morning, John, only twice in Yankee history. Had they won a game on an extra inning Grand Slam when they were trailing by three runs Jason giambi did so did Babe Ruth and it happened tenth inning last night. In O one to Donaldson swung on hit of the air to right toward the line, that ball has got to be gone. It's a Grand Slam, a walk off Grand Slam to win the game. Josh Donaldson Howard won down the right field line into the seats. It's a grand plan. 8th career walk off Homer, but first since 2015 and talk about a much needed 8 7 win. Yankees, of course, have been struggling mightily. They trail Tampa Bay four to nothing after rallying the tie they fell behind 7 to four in the tenth Donaldson, but a disappointment this season that's one reason why the yanks just called up 23 year old as Waldo Cabrera, he played third base one zero for four in his debut. Donaldson was the DH yanks also called the Esteban florey all the place center fields. They had two guys in the lineup with Jersey numbers 90 and 95. The mets also just called up a new third baseman in 22 year old Greg Beatty homered in Atlanta. First time he had swung the bat in the majors 5th met a Homer in his first at bat, Metz went on beat the braves 9 to 7 to home runs for Sterling Marte Max Scherzer we got the win, he's 9 and two and Jacob de Grom goes tonight as the mets try to get a split of the series. WNBA playoffs, the liberty won game one from Chicago, NBA schedule is out the Knicks open up October 19th and Memphis, the natural host New Orleans, Venus Williams, has won the U.S. open over 20 years, except in a wild card to play, and what's gonna be the final tournament for her sister. John stash hour Bloomberg sports, John. All right, John, thanks very much. That brings us to 6 38 on Wall Street. Let's wrap up yesterday's fed minutes, the release of those funds. Take a look at the day ahead for markets. And for that, we're joined by Bloomberg international economics and policy correspondent Michael McKay. What's going to happen markets today? No, I'm just kidding. They're going to go up where they're going to go down. So the fed can't be wrong, right? I'm trying to assess whether they're dovish or otherwise. Hawkish, the fed minutes from yesterday. This is not going to be a popular view, but I'm going to argue that it doesn't really matter because let me take you back in here. I don't know. Through the mists of history all the way back to July 27th when the fed met and J Paul came out in his news conference afterwards and said that the fed was really worried about inflation and would keep to raising interest rates and get above neutral probably by the end of the
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Thinner It's now a criminal investigation That's gonna involve our homicide division as well as narcotics And we're gonna get down to the bottom of it Officials are also looking into allegations circulating online that someone in the crowd was injecting people with drugs using a needle New York prosecutors are now convening a second grand jury in their ongoing investigation into the finances of the Trump organization Liz Warner reports With the company and CFO Allen weisselberg already facing tax fraud charges Manhattan DA Cy Vance is thought to be evaluating additional charges and so they're imp panelling a new grand jury since the first jury's term is believed to have expired Vance Westchester DA Mimi roca and New York AG letitia James have all led probes into whether the Trump organization misled officials in its financial reporting although the former president was not charged with any wrongdoing Trump has long maintained the investigations are politically motivated President Biden's vaccine requirement for employees of large companies is being put on hold a three judge panel from a federal appeals court granted a stay Saturday freezing the administration's vaccine mandate for those businesses with at least 100 workers The COVID situation in Colorado is heading in the wrong direction The Colorado department of public health and environment said the number of cases stayed wide has gone up ten of the last 14 days in the last 7 days the average number of hospital beds available is down to 815 and is dropping further The prime minister of Iraq is reportedly in good health after a failed assassination attempt the country's military says the prime minister is okay after an explosive laden drone exploded near his home Brad Siegel and D.C. news radio Joan.
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"When that happened. I'm not sure anybody really knew what exactly had precipitated. That freak out from him like was he sad. That more people didn't turn out on the mall to get justice for the people who attacked the capital in his name was he said that nobody turned up. Was that what upset him. Why is he going on about the witch hunt and the prosecutorial will hold out like where did this come from. Not sure anybody quite knew what to make of that meltdown from the former president until this afternoon we got the transcript of what happened in court today in the criminal trial of his business. The trump organization. You'll recall june thirtieth trump's business. The trump organization was charged with a string of felonies along with the chief financial officer from the trump businessman. They've alan weisselberg who was charged in his individual capacity. Today was the first day that mr weisselberg and lawyers for the trump organization were back in court following the initial arraignment back after charges for i filed in june and today really should have been kind of a no news. Hearing the point of this hearing today was basically for the lawyers just to ask for more time to prepare their defense. They did ask the judge for that and they got it. The trial probably won't be until almost a year from now which is interesting but in haggling over how much time they could try to get from the judge. The lawyers in the courtroom today particularly the defense counsel for mr weisselberg made quite a bit of news which may have had the side. Effect of melting down the former presidents in that statement. Judge for yourself. Here's what happened in court today. Defense attorney quote your honor. The law clearly gives the court discretion to set emotion schedule in the interest and fairness of justice. I'm asking the court today to exercise that discretion to set in motion schedule. That one is not practically impossible for mr weisselberg to me. And to not patently unfair to his interests mr weisselberg was indicted on the eighty days ago since that time we received approximately three million pages of documents just today. We got three million more pages of documents. That's over six million pages now to review those and some orderly schedule would still require us to review twenty five to thirty thousand pages of documents every day day in and day out seven days a week. Very very difficult to imagine how we do that. It is a herculean task. Made all the more difficult by the fact that i know. Is i sit here today. More documents are being produced by various parties. We don't even know what we are shooting at. It is a moving target. Says this quote also. We have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming again. We are shooting at a moving target. So there's a real procedural issue. And i just asked what is the rush. Okay whether or not there's a rush. What's that he said there. At the end we have strong reason to believe there could be other indictments coming really. Why do you believe that. tell me more. That was the defense attorney for the trump organization's chief financial officer allen weisselberg speaking today in court in new york now more indictments coming really allen weisselberg as the cfo the trump organization and the trump organization itself. They're already facing multiple serious. Felony counts in this alleged tax scheme. Now weisselberg defense counsel set in court today that he has strong reason to believe more indictments coming this is just a scheduling hearing today. You're not supposed to make news like scheduling hearing but wait. There's more and the other part of news here from this. Hearing came as the prosecutor was basically trying to refute the argument from the defense counsel that there's too much information to get through that the defense is buried and paperwork so the prosecutor and the defense counsel have an exchange here that leads to another revelation prosecutor quote. There's nothing unusually complex about this case. It is a simple case of executives hiding their compensation in order to avoid tax obligations the core documents that are relevant to these charges were produced on july first at the arraignment that fended have all been in possession of those records for eighty days at this point. Join in defense counsel's request for a schedule. That's fair and reasonable. I think we differ a little bit on what that means but in response to the arguments made. I would note that allen weisselberg is no stranger to these documents. These documents are almost exclusively. The overwhelming majority records are trump organization. Records mr weisselberg has been with the trump organization for thirty five years. He's the chief financial officer and while he may not have technical access to certain of the trump organization records with respect to relevant financial records. Mr weisselberg is the boss. Mr weisselberg is also not an innocent party. Being caught up as collateral damage here is an executive who stands accused by a grand jury of multiple felonies including fraud and tax evasion. It's the people's right to proceed on our case against him and it is his obligation to abide the schedule that the court sets. And then the defense counsel there's back and forth a little bit with the judge the defense counsel jumps in your honor one additional data point the judge. Yes briefly defense counsel. Thank you when we were back. In your chambers. It was represented us by the district attorney. This package includes documents. That were found in co-conspirators basements that our tax documents the go directly to the issues. So the statement that all relevant documents were produced eighty days ago just is not accurate. There are additional relevant documents that we received sixty days ago a few weeks ago and there are more in here..
This Morning with Gordon Deal
Allen Weisselberg Removed as Officer of Trump Organization Subsidiaries
"As an officer at some of the company's subsidiaries Less. Goldberg's removal comes after prosecutors recently accused him and the Trump Organization of a 15 year tax fraud scheme. Wall Street Journal reports. Weisberg was terminated last week as director at Trump International Golf Club. Scotland. President Biden will travel to Philadelphia today to warn Americans that the constitutional right to vote
Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"They should have been paying. And so think about this thing just as a different kind of case. If i owned a restaurant and i wanted to pay my waiters under the table and i just would give them cash every week and then not report that to the irs. That'd be hard to prove because there wouldn't be records of it and you even if you if you arrested me. It would be hard to know how much money i had how much taxes i hit evaded because i didn't keep records of the cash gave out under the table. This is a different case. Allegedly the trump organization kept records. They understood that they were gonna pay allen weisselberg nine hundred forty thousand dollars every year but they worked hard to convert some of that nine hundred forty thousand into non-cash non paycheck payments and then they only paid taxes on the remainder that they paid through salary so they kept records showing they understood. This was compensation and then they also hit it from the irs. So they would. They were showing that they understood. What they were doing was wrong. But yes that makes sense to keep that separate book knowing it could turn up. It doesn't make a lot of sense. That's i think what surprise the tax law prosecutors so much that most people don't keep another set of books that show you exactly the details of their tax fraud knowing the company as well as i do. I think this is a collision of two values. In which trump had choose one over the other one of those values is not keeping records trump organization and trump particularly bitter famous for not keeping records on things. But there's also a current of cheapness right and the purpose of keeping the second set of books was to make sure that when you were giving these people payments under the table. Allegedly that you weren't giving them too much that they still weren't getting more benefits that ellen westerberg was getting paid nine hundred and forty thousand dollars a year not nine hundred forty one and so you had to keep these records to make sure that in the course this tax evasion. Alan weisselberg didn't get a little more cash than he didn't. He deserved for that. We can speaking to a large grab down. Theron seem to say well everybody do this destin. Everybody grant little here and a little there and help out with college. Tuition and an apartment. So he doesn't have to drive along way. It sounded as he was completely acknowledging that what the prosecutors are charging is.
AP 24 Hour News
Trump Organization, CFO Allen Weisselberg Charged With Tax Crimes
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The federal case against michael cohen for the payoff stormy daniels included an unnamed person called individual one prosecutors say michael cohen acted in coordination with an at the direction of individual one was clearly an obviously donald trump. In today's indictment there is someone referred to as unindicted co-conspirator number one. It is not very clear who unindicted co-conspirator number one might be. There are many possibilities and putting someone who might already be secretly cooperating with prosecutors. The indictment says from at least two thousand five. Through the date of this indictment the named defendants and others including unindicted co-conspirator number one agreed to and implemented a compensation gain with the object of enabling weisselberg to under report has income to federal authorities and thereby evade taxes and falsely claimed federal tax refunds. To which he was not entitled on or before april fifth twenty ten the trump corporation acting through its agent unindicted co conspirator number one under reported alan weisselberg taxable income for the tax year. Two thousand nine joining us. Now daniel shapiro professor of tax law at new york university law school also with us tim. O'brien senior columnist for bloomberg opinion. He is the author of the book trump nation and he already wrote the book about donald trump's businesses. Professor of you tweeted your way onto the show today. When i saw your tweet describing your reaction to these charges you said this is these are serious violations of tax law. That really have to be prosecuted. Why well it's not really a fringe benefit case. Some of the spin on the ice fixation was it's like you give a company car to someone angie. They didn't really use it for work all the time. That's not what this is. This is kind of like if someone went to his or her boss and said wanted you reduce my salary by five thousand dollars this month but give me five thousand dollars in an envelope in cash in unmarked bills. That's what this is as previous guests. Were saying there's a fixed amount of compensation he's gone to get and then it's reduced so they don't have to report it but he he gets in some cases it was cash tuition. It's like buying a a flat screen. Tv it's really just a scheme to Do sneaky off the books cash instead of reported incomes so has nothing to do really with fringe benefits. It's about it's sort of again. This is just the allegation indictment. It hasn't been proven but it's it's about straight up fraud. Keeping two sets of books. You can't allow if that happens then. Basically no one has to pay taxes anymore. Just do silly things Like have side arrangements in dual sets of books So it's really a challenge to the taxes. I don't see how prosecutors could not charge this if you run across this. Even if they aren't trying to get leverage on weisselberg run saying if you come across this not to charge it would be rather amazing. And tim o'brien. The indictment is filled with unnamed characters and references to them does the unindicted co-conspirator. And then there. There's the references to others and other executives other high level executives And so the candidates for liability here include donald trump's children obviously include donald trump himself. Who's worried tonight as they read this indictment anybody in the upper ranks of this very small organization who advised donald trump or participated in any of these scams alongside ellen. Weisselberg of the trump trump organization is has scores of. Llc's under its umbrella. I suspect the trump corporation is is is another one of these entities and typically. There weren't a lot of people top that flew chain. It was it was it was a company that existed on paper it usually included alan whilst weisselberg and some constellation of the three children so to the extent that unindicted co conspirator number one is is someone in the trump orchid corporation and that nears other. Llc's trump organization typically constructs. It's possible the children are in danger. There I think the other issue that's going will come on very soon with the weight of this indictment is is people will start to rat one another out. Possibly i think this is an organization. We've talked about this before. There's not a lot of loyalty. Everyone understands that. Trump's saves his skin before. Anyone anyone else and i think a chill probably went down the spines of of people in senior ranks at the trump organization. When they read this. I think a lot of the spin around this as being a a frivolous suit without a lot of ammunition behind it got dispelled today. This is the very early stages of this investigation and a lot of people could be crossed. Caught up in. it's crossfire. a professor shapiro into weisman. just raise. The question of what do federal prosecutors do today. When they pick up this indictment and read it and to be fair to them. The manhattan prosecutors are the very first prosecutors who've had the tax returns of donald trump's company and donald trump to study for criminal behavior. So of course they would be the first ones to find it but what they found includes a federal crime. Yes no it's kind of funny because The new york state basis for the charges that it's defrauding someone so it could be that someone who's indicted into this statute devoted you or diverted me or devoted someone else on the show instead. They there was the federal government so they find the new york state people find federal income tax fraud which is undeniable if the facts of the indictment are proven and it is kind of Puts the it's embarrassing for the feds although as you say maybe they didn't have access to. It also seems to be stuff that once you look at enough documents. It's just right there and there's no denying it again if the if the indicted is provable. so yeah. I don't see how they cannot charge on this basis and tim. That's what's so striking about. The indictment is that you can see how this case can be made a b. big so so well because it is on paper it is right there and the man responsible for it. All is sitting in the courtroom allen weisselberg. You know that's an important thing to remember about the entire suite of this case lawrence. I don't think special grand jury would have been convened and the da's office targeted a former president. If they didn't have a lot of other paperwork in their hands already that that goes to some of these other hospital crimes. We've discussed bank fraud. Tax fraud accounting fraud falsification of business records and alan weisselberg were tanned in love with donald trump for decades creating the kind of paperwork that that company sent out to banks other lenders and media to present this mirage around who trump was deposed donald trump for two days in two thousand seven and that deposition is full of his acknowledgement. That he in weisselberg were closely together on this Professor day severo and tim. O'brien thank you both for joining this discussion tonight. Really appreciate.
Manhattan DA Targets Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg for Things Celebrities Do Regularly
"Prosecutors in Manhattan Da's office have been examining bonuses, luxury perks. Mr Wiesel Berg received including an apartment in Manhattan. Leased Mercedes Benz cars and private school tuition for at least one of his Children. So He's gotten some perks. And he's really earned them. That is an apartment in Manhattan. These leased Mercedes Benz and one of his grandchildren going The private school. Now, ladies and gentlemen. You don't typically criminally indicted individual for this. Let alone The corporation itself that has absolutely nothing to do with Think about the people on television. Think about people who write for The Washington Post and The New York Times. Think about people in Hollywood entertainers and so forth. Think about sports figures in sports broadcasters and even other broadcasters. How many times do they pay taxes? On the use of a car. Car service. How many times did they pay taxes on that? Or any other luxury perks that they receive. So typically, it's a civil matter. That involves penalties and interest in a slap on the wrist, and don't do it again. And after five years Of criminal investigation and millions of pages of documents. This is what this political hack district attorney in Manhattan does.
WSJ What's News
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Alan weisselberg with a wide ranging conspiracy to avoid paying taxes. The indictment said weisselberg had illegally avoided paying taxes on one point. Seven six million dollars in benefits since two thousand five. It launches the first criminal case from a multi year investigation into former president. Donald trump's business affairs trump himself has not been charged both the trump organization and weisselberg who surrendered to authorities. This morning pleaded not guilty. So who exactly is alan weisselberg. For years he's been the highest ranking executive of the trump organization outside of the family itself. Joining me now with more on his history with the trump family is wall street journal. Reporter karen ramey. Hi karen thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. So karen allen weisselberg has been with the trump family for about forty years beginning with donald trump's father. Fred tell us about his work with the trump's over the past four decades. How did he start with them. Alan weisselberg started with fred trump in the seventies according to former trump organization. Folks that we spoke to for our reporting and gradually worked his way up through the company at first he wasn't particularly close to trump. according to a former executive we spoke to at first he was sort of just another worker. He was diligent and did his work and went home at night and wasn't even of that close to trump but gradually that changed and he became a real loyalist. Really trump's right hand man who at least prosecutors think could hold the roadmap to a lot of the trump organization's finances so tell us a little bit more about his latest role with the trump organization as cfo and more about his relationship with former president. Donald trump people close to both men have said that they're very close both personally and professionally that weisselberg always worked very closely with trump and trump trusted weisselberg to handle a lot of financial details of the company. We've also heard from our sources that they were close personally to that. Weisselberg would fly to florida on trump's private plane regularly and then fly back for work the next week one person that i spoke to said that trump was very involved in sort of marketing or things that involved his image but really trusted financial details to mr weisselberg He said sort of trump. And mr weisselberg were always at the center of everything. So let's turn to the investigation by the manhattan district attorney's office. They've been looking into weisselberg. Why him specifically what information do they think he may have. That may be used to them. One reason they're interested in weisselberg is because of the possibility that he might cooperate. Cooperating means that you give prosecutors valuable information in exchange for at least the hopes of receiving a lighter sentence and i think they hoped that weisselberg might know sort of the secrets of the business or be able to recount private conversations or give information that could lead to future charges. And what can you tell us about the investigation. So far what particularly are they looking at concerning weisselberg and potential crimes here. The investigation has largely focused on fringe. Benefits that mr weisselberg and others received from the trump organization and whether they illegally evaded taxes on these benefits these included carly says apartments and private school. Tuition for mr weisselberg grandchildren. According to people we talked to for our reporting so trump himself has not been charged in this case but what are the potential implications for him. Today's charges as you mentioned are part of a broader criminal investigation and they're the first charges to come out of it. It's been ongoing for several years. Now what's the expectation about. What could be happening going forward. I think we just don't know. I think we don't know whether weisselberg will cooperate. How this will play out. I think prosecutors may also pursue other avenues and prosecutors have a ton of information about a lot of different properties in lenders and transactions. And whether there might be a crime that they can charge in some of that information we just don't know yet so korean bolt the trump organization and weisselberg have pleaded not guilty. What else have we heard from them today this morning. The trump organization called weisselberg a quote loving and devoted husband father and grandfather and accused the da's office of using him as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former president. Trump's lawyers have said that this case is nearly unheard of ron fischetti. A lawyer for mr trump said that in his fifty years of practice. He's never before seen the da's office targeted company over employee compensation or fringe benefits. That's wall street journal. Reporter karen ramey karen. Thank you so much for joining me today. Thanks and.
WSJ What's News
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"Us has won. International support for global minimum corporate tax officials from one hundred thirty countries including the group of twenty nations have agreed to broad outline says part of a wider overhaul of the rules for taxing international companies. The next step will be to pass laws requiring companies to pay a minimum tax rate of at least fifteen percent in each country where they operate president biden said in a statement that the move would quote level the playing field and make america more competitive in surf side. Florida search and rescue efforts at a collapsed. Condo tower have been suspended due to structural concerns. Officials say they'll continue when it safe. It's been a week since the partial building collapse. At least eighteen people were killed and one hundred. Forty five are still unaccounted for. President biden and first lady. Jill biden traveled to florida today to meet with search and rescue officials and family members. The supreme court upheld two arizona voting rules today that democrats had argued discriminated against minority voters. Legal affairs reporter. Brent kendall has more there were two provisions at issue here. One we're arizona's said you know if you vote in a precinct other than than the one you're supposed to go to. The vote doesn't count. It also had a rule that barred third party ballot collection. These would be a lot of times. Get out the vote. Operatives who in some states can go around and say you know we'll collect your absentee male bows and just turn them all in and save you. The trouble of having to go to the post officer to a dropbox and so arizona had banned this and the court's ruling really lead to some sparring between the conservatives and the liberal justices and it's only really partly about arizona. This case was mostly about the broader broader rules for voting rights and the majority the conservative majority said. Look these kinds of rules are reasonable. And you're going to have to do a lot more than show. Maybe slight disparities or slight burdens on voting to prove that something's awful and so the liberals in response said you know that's not what congress wanted when it passed the landmark voting rights act back in nineteen sixty five and what it really wanted to do was to eradicate any burdens on minority voting. And they said both arizona provision did actually harm minorities. The ruling was one of two that divided the court ideologically on its final day before summer recess in another case conservatives on the court struck down a california requirement that tax exempt charities disclosed their major donors to state regulators. This morning we talked about online. Brokerage robin hoods plans to go public today. The company unveiled the paperwork for its ipo. According to the filing the company generated five hundred. Twenty two million dollars of revenue in the first quarter of this mostly through trading activity. That's more than four times. The revenue it generated in the first quarter of two thousand twenty but robin hood reported a loss of one point. Four billion dollars in the first quarter that was mostly due to a one time charge related to emergency fund raising during the height of the game. Stop riley and house speaker. Nancy pelosi has named republican representative. Liz cheney of wyoming to a select committee investigating the january sixth capital riot. Cheney was removed from the gop leadership ranks in may over her criticism of former president. Donald trump coming up why new york prosecutors are focusing on trump organization. Cfo alan weisselberg. Manvier burana.
Morning News with Hal Jay & Brian Estridge
Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Turns Himself In
"The Trump Organization, CFO Alan Weiss Tilburg has turned himself into the Manhattan D A s office to face criminal charges said to involve French benefits given to employees. Prosecutors are expected to until the indictment against him and the Trump Organization today. The Trump Organization issued a statement this morning saying, in part, this is not justice. This is
MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Former president. Trump's personal lawyer rudy. Giuliani had his license to practice. Law suspended in new york this summer. Thirty five years ago this summer president. Trump's other personal lawyer roy cohn was disbarred from the practice of law altogether but there was another one in between those two. It has been almost three years now. Since trump personal lawyer. Michael cohen also lost his license to practice law when he pled guilty to multiple felonies in a scheme by which illegal contributions for made to trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign. Those illegal contributions came in the form of hundreds of thousands of dollars that were paid out to women to stop those women from speaking publicly about them. Allegedly having affairs with the president those payments were designed to hush those women before the campaign the payments were therefore designed to benefit his presidential campaign. They were illegal payments they were in fact federal felonies. Michael cohen remains the only person who went to prison for that scheme even though he didn't benefit from those payments donald trump. Did that said federal prosecutors quite famously said in court documents michael cohen actually testified in open court that he committed those felonies in coordination with an at the direction of individual one was donald trump was of course the person who was also the beneficiary of the actions described in those felony counts and that that raise all sorts of actually still outstanding questions as to why federal prosecutors in the southern district of new york would ascribe that kind of blame to an individual who directed the commission of this felony so actually benefited from the commission of those felonies but then they closed the case without ever bringing charges against that individual. It's one thing to think that individual one president trump was saved from indictment himself there because he was president at the time and the justice department won't indict a sitting president but he's no longer president nevertheless sdn y case was closed in addition to individual one though there was also executive one described by prosecutors executive won a top executive at the trump organization who prosecutors said disguised the reimbursements to in for those hush money payments disguise them as legal expenses on the trump organizations books. Executive one is the trump organization's chief financial officer allen weisselberg prosecutors described his key role in covering up the commission of that felony by falsifying the books of that new york business. The reason why zuckerberg was apparently not the reason why was not charged in that hush money scheme was that he apparently got immunity in exchange for his testimony but again the testimony in that case was only used to lock up michael cohen individual. One an executive one both got away. These questions still about why. sdn y. Closed out that case and why michael cohen is still the only person who ever faced the music for those felonies. Even though federal prosecutors identified other people having played bigger more important roles in those felonies than he did but that was it apparently in terms of any federal case. Something maybe someday we'll figure out what happened in. Sdn why there. But tonight washington post was first to report nbc news and others have now confirmed that a grand jury in manhattan has filed criminal indictments against the trump organization and its cfo. Allen weisselberg and those indictments will be unsealed tomorrow afternoon. These are not federal charges. These are state charges under new york. Law the post is reporting that. Mr weisselberg expected to surrender tomorrow morning at the manhattan district attorney's office and then he's expected to be arraigned later in the day before state judge and a new york courtroom. The trump organization will also be a range It's hard to arraign an entity. At least it's hard to imagine that the way it works in person is that it'll be the entity will be represented in court by one of its attorneys. A person familiar with the matter. Nbc news tonight. That the indictments are expected to be unsealed at around two pm eastern time tomorrow because the indictments are sealed until then. We don't know exactly what the charges will be. There's been lots of reporting that they're the charges are expected to focus on tax related alleged felonies. The trump organization lawyers have been working overtime for days telling the media that the charges are small potatoes and politically motivated. And they can't believe prosecutors would even bother to charge piddling little crimes because everybody does this kind of stuff and of course you would expect defense lawyers to say exactly that the truth is we just will not know what the charges are until they are unsealed tomorrow afternoon. What we do know is that the state prosecutor. That's been working on this along with the new york attorney general's office that's been working on this. It's been years that they've been at work on this case and the question of whether former president donald trump personally himself ever faces charges in this case that remains open an open question. The trump organizations lawyer ron fischetti has said that what he's heard from prosecutors is that donald trump himself will not be charged in tomorrow's indictment. But that doesn't mean that he might not be charged in a subsequent indictment or as they call it in legal terms a superseding indictment now people who watch these things. Tell us that that's not unusual. It's not routine but it's not at all unusual for an initial indictment of a company like this or individuals associated with a company like this in the case of and weisberg. It's not unusual for an initial indictment to be followed by subsequent superseding indictments with additional charges. Either more charges against the original defendants or potentially more charges against additional defendants. My question is why do they do it. That way and as we're looking at the first potential legal accountability for former president trump in this case connected to reportedly alleged tax felonies committed at his business. This prospect of his potential individual criminal liability remains open because of this expectation that there might be further indictments. What is the basis for that expectation for those of us. That aren't lawyers. Should we understand that as a reasonable expectation to have in this case. Is that just wishful thinking by people who are hoping that donald trump will get indicted. Someday how should we understand. This in proper context have answers for you ahead hold that thought. It.
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Next guest has already made history in the house of representatives this year and he is going to make history again. It is a bit of history that he shares with bernie sanders. John yarmuth is the chair of the house. Budget committee senator. Sanders is the chair of the senate budget. Committee passed through their committees the single biggest budget resolution in history which became the legislative framework for president. Biden's covert relief built. And now john yarmuth and bernie sanders are going to do it again. They're going to pass another budget resolution. Which will be bigger than the first budget resolution that they passed this year and so to add to the historic nature of the second budget resolution. It will be the first time in history but the house and senate chairs. the budget. Committee's will have passed more than one budget resolution in the same year passing a budget resolution is the single most complex and difficult thing chair. A budget committee has to do after budget resolution is passed other committees of the house and senate go to work on the specific legislative changes that are only outlined in the budget resolution. It normally takes a few months for the committee's the to finish that work which they then send directly to the senate and house floors to be passed together in what is then called a budget. Reconciliation bill the reconciliation bill in bookkeeping terms reconciles the numbers that were outlined in the budget resolution with real and specific legislative changes in taxes and spending that add up to those same numbers today speaker. Nancy pelosi said once again that she expects the partisan bill to i be passed in the senate at the bipartisan bill. To i be passed in the senate sent to the house where she will. Then hold it until john yarmuth Budget resolution is ready to pass the house. What i said last week and i reiterate now is that in our in in the house of representatives that that particular version as it is is something that we would take up once we see what the budget parameters are of the budget. Bill that the senate will pass challenge facing chairman yonathan chairman. Sanders is that they have to write a budget resolution. That will get almost all of the democratic votes in the house and has to get all of the democratic votes in the senate and one of those democratic votes in the senate doesn't sound ready yet to give president biden everything. He's asking for in that bill if they think in reconciliation. I'm gonna throw caution to the wind and go to five or six trillion dollars when we can only afford one or one and a half or maybe two and what we can pay for then. I can't be there. Joining us now is democratic carson. John yarmuth of kentucky. He is the chair of the house. Budget committee the history-making chair of the budget committee chairman. mr chairman. You just you have that difficult position in the house of you could write a bill in the house. Budget resolution the house That could easily pass the house. But you know that you have to have something identical to what the senate passes in. You just heard joe. Manchin say what he believes at this stage. He's not willing to do. He's not willing to go above maybe two trillion dollars maybe three trillion dollars. The president wants to go much higher than that. What do you say to senator mansion. Well i say to him..
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The last word with lawrence o'donnell anything alerts rachel and tomorrow afternoon we will. Of course be reading every word of these indictments which should be made public sometime in the mid afternoon tomorrow and you know me. I'll be acting them out on television if fast. They're going to be up there the screen. No one's gonna miss anything important in those indictments. It will be a big revelation about exactly. Where is this case legally as of tomorrow night. That's going to be very very important stage of this and that that question of what comes after this as you were addressing with your guest earlier is where they'll be a lot of focus tomorrow night but the question is what clues will we have in those indictments. Will there be clues that are experts can tell us point to something else in the future and how serious the jeopardy is for the trump organization. I mean how the prospect that the president's business might face very serious charges that those charges might be enough to effectively or directly drive the company out of business. I mean that's an that's an existential challenging prospect for the former president. And that of course happens while potential superseding indictments looming in this case. As you were just describing. There's also i mean an ongoing criminal investigation of which he is the center in georgia. There's also i mean like all this is tomorrow. Sorta day one of a whole new saga in his life. That i think is going to make him a very unpredictable. Figure and i think is going to. I think it's going to be something that we all need to be. Very open minded about in terms of it's going to change the news on a day-to-day basis. Defended trump really officially begins. Tomorrow it will be the company trump That becomes a criminal a criminal. Defendant but you know that's what you get when you end the company after yourself and so the question becomes Any other uses of the word trump in future indictments. That will be the big question tomorrow night. Exactly exactly next lawrence like you rachel. This is actually why. I never thought he would run for president. What will happen at two pm tomorrow in manhattan is exactly why. I thought he would never ever run for president. Based on the kind of businessman. Donald trump appeared to be always appeared. To be scribe by marco rubio when he was running against donald trump as a con man based on that conman character that he so clearly seemed to be i believe donald trump's businesses and financial affairs could not survive the kind of scrutiny. Their presidential campaign would attract and so based on no inside information based solely on. How thoroughly sleazy a human being. Donald trump has always appeared to be. I thought he would never run for president because this would happen. And what will happen as a result of him. Launching a presidential campaign is now happening. Nbc news reports the manhattan attorney's office and the new york attorney general's office together have obtained indictments against the trump organization. And its cfo ellen. Weisselberg to people familiar with the matter. Tell nbc news. The charges are expected to be unsealed in court. Tomorrow in manhattan one trump representative told. Nbc news earlier today that the charges will be unsealed around two pm as nbc. News reported last week. The charges center around a scheme to pay compensation to weisselberg and possibly others off the books. By the trump organization. The washington post reports. Weisselberg is expected to surrender thursday morning at the office of manhattan attorney. Cyrus r vance junior to people familiar with the plan said he is expected to be arraigned later in the day in front of a state court. Judge the trump organization will also be arraigned represented in court. By one of its attorneys. This would not be happening. If donald trump did not bring new scrutiny to his businesses by running for president this is not a political prosecution. This is the kind of attention you get when you run for president and certainly the attention you get when you become president. This is the attention. I always thought. Donald trump's financial affairs could not possibly endure today. The brookings institution released a report from four recognized legal experts in white collar crime including the former republican justice department official donald air which concludes that quote trump is at risk of eventual indictment. Even if he is not named in that initial filing the authors wrote a fifty four page analysis of the applicable new york state law the donald trump may have violated the lawyers right we conclude based on the publicly available information that trump is at serious risk of eventual criminal. Indictment in new york state report identifies five areas in which donald trump could be charged one allegations of falsifying business records to alleged tax fraud. Three alleged insurance fraud four scheme to defraud banks and five enterprise fraud allegations in an apparent attempt to distract attention from the criminal charges. Donald trump went to the southern border. Today it did not work today. The lawyer for allen breaks former daughter-in-law jennifer weisselberg told business. Insider she is ready to testify against allen weisselberg app trial. We are very gratified to hear the re the reporting that the da's office is considering bringing criminal charges. We have been working with them and other investigators since late last year and provided investigators with a mountain of evidence about not only fringe benefits but also other potential tax issues. We will discover the indictments reveal tomorrow. What other potential tax issues could be involved and today in an interview with. msnbc's halley jackson. Jennifer weisselberg said that she believes there is legal jeopardy for allen weisselberg and for donald trump personally involving things that happened after donald trump became.
The Rush Limbaugh Show
"allen weisselberg" Discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"By bill cosby responding to questions in a civil lawsuit by the way the da at the time and bill cosby and the one who defended trump at the second impeachment. Trial bruce castor so the fact that that would overlap and he would end up now with a guy in a significant role in the bill cosby case as well as a former defender of forty. Five is pretty wild. And i'm curious to see how exactly this plays out. Because i think it's fair to say. Sometimes the phrase bombshell is overused book but bill cosby out of nowhere. Suddenly having his conviction vacated the charges can never be brought again and he's going to walk out of jail within the next baby before the show in today we'll see whether cosby speaks to the media whether he claims vindication. And how again. It's going to be covered. That is legitimately a bombshell. We have been lectured a lot in recent years particularly under the trump administration by the media. But but even still now about the need for our sacred institutions to be upheld and protected and the justice system has to be very near the top of that. You know you've got the constitution. You've got our checks and balances our system of government as envisioned by the founders but our justice system is is absolutely critical and it's critical that people believe that it's operating as it should and that people's rights are respected and that it is not a partisan instrument that it is not a a system of political domination. That is often used. I just bring this up because on the one hand you've got this cosby trial. Which is there's a different kind of politics involved. there which was in the moment if you're a prosecutor in the meat you era. Getting bill cosby was something that there was a lot of pressure to do because of perception publicly. But there's also the trump organization which is still getting investigated here. We spoke to the president for an hour yesterday. That was i mean. Let's just as an aside you. That's pretty case you missed it. It's pro download the podcast. What really well. We also news stories about everywhere really. I'm actually ironically reading right now. Basically every media outlet in the country covered that interview and the trump organization see and cfo. Alan weisselberg are expected. According to the wall street journal here just in the last hour to be to be facing charges tomorrow. Now i understand. They'll probably have some way of making. It seem like that's not a partisan decision but we all know it is right. We we all know that that sivan's who's the district attorney in new york that the people involved you're these are democrats who are looking to make a statement to go after republicans in this case and i understand. These are very different. Kinds of cases and involving one is horrendous criminal conduct. The other one has to do with basically You know book keeping in the case of of the trump organization but it all goes down to. We have to believe there has to be a belief that the justice system is fundamentally trying to be fair and that it is adhering to the rules and the principles that are set out in the justice system. And you know. I think one of the problems you see. Continuously of the the progressive authoritarian left is that they because power is the one absolutely critical thing that they pursue above everything else. They view the justice department. And the system of justice we have and particularly prosecutor's offices as instruments of partisan warfare to be deployed whenever they see fit and i think that pulls us apart in ways that are really damaging as a country and and i think this case is emblematic of that in many ways but in particular the rise of metoo buck you mentioned. I think it's fair to say harvey weinstein and bill cosby are probably the twin pillars. To the extent that you had two point two two powerful people who have been torn down by the to both of those guys convicted jeffrey epstein would be another one that i think a lot of people think of when when that story emerges to me this represents how justice is influenced by external factors that have nothing to do with justice. And let me unpack that. Explain it a bit in two thousand five. Metoo hasn't happened so the. Da looks at the evidence. Says this is going to be a really difficult conviction to get. Which by the way. He was corrective al because the first trials mistrial later they get a conviction not only the prosecutors though one of the reasons why justice is blind. Bach is because we shouldn't be allowing external factors to influence guilt or innocence. Right if you see the scales of justice lady. Justice is blind are. Juries are influenced to me to the reason why i found it to be so heinous on so many levels was because as a lawyer i am taught that all that matters or the facts. The facts the facts. And when you're telling me that brett cavanaugh can't be on the supreme court. Because i have to hashtag believe all women that is the exact opposite of what the judicial system should represent. You should never believe someone or significantly disbelief someone. Because of their race their gender their ethnicity their religion their sexuality whatever it might be justice needs to be blind and this is not a both sides a shoe in terms of the politics and partisan now moving more toward the trump organization prosecution which is also a story in the last hour. That is being being updated here. The trump organization expected to be charged. Tomorrow really for what. Oh with with some tax malfeasance. Yeah trust me. All of a sudden trump has never been charged before with this tax malfeasance or his organization but just into just after he leaves office as president and the the lives have been screaming. About how you know. He's he's worse than hitler for four years. Now he's being charged. I i would just note that when there's a very important exercise that ask all of you to do And it's think about in just recent memory the high level criminal investigations and prosecutions of political figures. That have occurred in this country. And how many of them just happened to be republicans versus how many of them were actually democrats. The biggest one of course being the russia collusion mass that was effectively a criminal investigation of a sitting president based on a lie. So that's the weaponization of the justice department against a sitting president which donald trump had to sit through and that did hurt his administration just because the process was the punishment but then even beyond that. I mean clay chris christie bridge gate and charges against him. No but they ran with that for a long time. Rick perry when he was governor of texas and he charges against him no but they said that he couldn't threaten to veto something that was criminal abuse of power scott walker in wisconsin. The john doe investigations trying to see if there was criminal collusion in between a pack and walkers gubernatorial campaign. Did they actually do anything wrong. No but they made people under the john doe laws incapable even talking about the dawn raids on their homes about that. You get on the list. Even the former governor of. Virginia bob mcdonald. They were trying to send his wife to prison for years Federal prison because he was hanging out with a rich businessman didn't take any official activists we have. You look at the list. I mean klay. Is there a list of democrats that have been treated. Ted stevens people are going to yell at me. Prosecutorial misconduct against senator ted stevens to make him lose his reelection effort in alaska. If that happen by the way if they don't bring that prosecution where they hid exculpatory evidence. This all came out. You have obama carefully the way you do now. Changes lot doesn't it. It changes it. And and i think what you're talking about in particular with trump investigation for anybody who has spent any sufficient time looking at the tax code people think of the tax code as being sort of a scientific manner you owe x. Number of dollars you plug in your tax returns when you're doing big corporate tax returns. The tax code is an art. By which i mean. There are arguments you can make against for the way that you allocate dollars the way that you move money around. I really genuinely believe this. If you are paying tax on millions of dollars a year which a tiny fraction of people are if you spent three years going over any organizations tax returns. You would be able to find something that you think is an inappropriate act that could be potentially criminal and this is what they've said all the time by the way the nc double basically is getting blown up tomorrow with athletes being able to get paid but this is what they always said about the nc double a. Investigating your program in the world of college athletics. as soon as they show up campus. They can find you breaking a rule. The irs and the tax code in general is fundamentally broken. You give a prosecutor who wants to find a reason to charge somebody with a crime years to investigate they're going to find buck a crime to chart. This is like the soviet secret. Police director lavrenti. Beria saying you show me the man. I'll show you the crime. Anybody who understands the system or or that old you know you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich so to speak. There's a lot of ways to look at us. 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"That President Trump ordered that his aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner be given a top secret security clearance against the advice of career intelligence officials who are concerned about his finances and contact with foreigners during the election. The president has denied any involvement. The chairman of the house oversight committee Elijah Cummings says he's asking White House officials to provide documents and submit to interviews on the matter. President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen wrapped up his third straight day of testimony before congress this time behind closed doors with the house intelligence committee NPR's Tim Mack reports. Congress isn't finished with him yet as Cohen less the private room where he had been grilled for more than seven hours. He told reporters he would be back for more. It was very productive is I said I'm committed to telling the truth, and I will back on March six to finish up. There's more to discuss chairman, Adam Schiff exiting the closed door session praised Cohen's willingness to cooperate shift. Also said that the committee has scheduled an interview with former Trump organization business associate Felix Seder the week after Cohen separately. He congressional aide confirmed that the committee anticipates bring in Allen Weisselberg attr-. Trump financial executive Tim Mack NPR news, Washington. The house has approved a second Bill in as many days that would expand the federal background check system for purchasing firearms. NPR's? Brockton Booker reports South Carolina democrat Jim Clyburn believes the 2015 fifteen Charleston shooting could have been prevented if federal authorities had more than three business days to investigate before the shooter got a gun leading up to the vote Clyburn said his Bill will give federal investigators up to twenty days to do a background check. We'll save lives, and we would be better off for Georgia Republican Doug Collins, disagrees saying it does nothing to make communities safer, but it will make it harder for citizens to exercise their second amendment rights and defend themselves and their families. The measure was approved by the democratic controlled house at faces strong opposition in the Senate where Republicans are in control. Braxton Booker NPR news, Washington, Oregon has enacted the nation's first man. Tori. Statewide, rent control law governor Kate Brown says it will provide immediate relief to people struggling to keep up with rising rents and a tight rental market everyone here in snows that this is a ground breaking piece of legislation as we are the first state in the nation to enact this level of protection for our renters. The Bill is a critical tool for stabilising the rental market throughout the state of Oregon, the new law limits rental increases to once a year and can be no more than seven percent. Plus any change in the consumer price index that measures inflation. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Rescue efforts continue on the Indonesian island of sullaway wherein gold mine collapsed. Tuesday officials say there are dozens of miners still trapped in the rubble. Eight people are confirmed dead the aid group Doctors Without Borders is suspending operations in the epicenter of the eight continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This comes after unknown assailants set fire to do a bullet treatment centers run by the group in separate attacks. Earlier this week NPR's Narita Eisenman reports since this outbreak was declared last August health responders have faced violent resistance from a lot of communities that distrust outsiders after years of armed conflict in the area, but the attacks on the two Ebola treatment centers run by Doctors Without Borders is on another level at the first center in the town of Kotla the brother of a patient died while trying to flee Congolese authorities say at the second in the city of Bhutan. Bo four patients who fled have yet to be low. Located and a police officer was killed for now. The several dozen patients at these two centers have been taken to a transfer facility. Run by another eight group called ulema Doctors Without Borders says it can't resume activity until it can address the
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