ALLEN Weisselberg has been the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization along with Eric Trump since 2017.
Weisselberg also served as a co-trustee of a trust set up by Donald Trump prior to his presidential inauguration.
Who is Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg?
Allen Weisselberg, 73, is an American businessman.
He began his career as an accountant working for real estate magnate Fred Trump in 1973.
He was named chief financial officer and vice president of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts in 2000.
Weisselberg also was a board member and treasurer of the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
In addition, the businessman is responsible for the household expenses of the Trump family.
What happened with Allen Weisselberg?
The charges come after Trump attorneys met with prosecutors to persuade them to not proceed with the case, according to Trump Organization lawyer Ron Fischetti.
Fischetti spoke on the charges to the Associated Press, saying: “The charges are absolutely outrageous and unprecedented, if indeed the charges are filed.
“This is just to get back at Donald Trump. We’re going to plead not guilty and we’ll make a motion to dismiss.”
Trump blasted New York City and State prosecutors after he was told by his lawyer he would not be charged in the prosecutors’ two-year-old investigation into his assets.
“Radical Left New York City and State Prosecutors, who have let murderers, rapists, drug dealers, and all other forms of crime skyrocket to record levels,” Trump wrote.
He added that prosecutors are “rude, nasty, and totally biased in the way they are treating lawyers, representatives, and some of the wonderful long-term employees and people within the Trump Organization.”
Weisselberg’s attorney, Mary Mulligan, declined to comment.
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What is Allen Weisselberg’s net worth?
Weisselberg is estimated to be worth $1billion, according to Wiki Projects.
He has reportedly amassed his fortune through his career as an accountant and business executive.