Trump Organization financial executive Allen Weisselberg surrendered to US judicial authorities last week, following announcements that charges will be brought against the company owned by the Republican tycoon.
Legal experts told The Washington Post that documents held by judicial authorities so far could cast a long shadow over the former president and his company.
Prosecutors have long expressed their desire to persuade Weisselberg to ‘change’ his depositions in court and reduce his own legal liability by testifying against Trump.
The former president himself was not yet charged in the case, but texts published on Thursday assure the ‘former CEO’ of the company, possibly referring to Trump, personally signed ‘many of the illegal compensation checks’.
At a Saturday night rally in Sarasota, Florida, Trump accused prosecutors of ‘weaponizing the law’ against him but did not refute their allegations and in a television interview on Fox News, the former head of the House Blanca pointed out that ‘this is the persecution of a political enemy.’
In documents filed in New York’s Supreme Court last week, prosecutors said the company spent 15 years paying its CFO ‘off the books,’ giving him cars, an apartment, tuition payments and cash that were concealed to tax authorities.
But at the same time, according to the allegations, the Trump Organization also kept internal records that counted the payments that were being hidden.