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The Trump Organization Is Back In Court To Fight Tax Fraud Charges In New York


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With multiple investigations still underway, attorneys involved with the tax fraud case against former President Donald Trump's family business and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are due back in court Monday for a hearing in New York City.

Their expected appearance at the New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan comes almost three months after Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. unsealed a bevy of criminal charges that alleged that the Trump Organization and Weisselberg took part in a more than 15-year scheme to defraud taxpayers by paying company executives with untaxed benefits.

Weisselberg, who has been employed by the Trump family since 1973, and the Trump Organization have pleaded not guilty to the allegations. The former president has said the case is politically motivated.

Behind the scenes, and while proceedings play out in court, prosecutors with Vance's office have been continuing to work with New York state Attorney General Letitia James' office on an ongoing probe into Trump's business dealings in New York. There are plenty of signs that Vance and James are aggressively working on this case, including an unannounced court appearance in August by attorneys for both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization.

"The fact that they are having sealed proceedings is consistent with an ongoing grand jury investigation and suggests the district attorney may be considering further charges or defendants," said Adam Kaufmann, a former investigations division chief at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office who is currently a partner with the law firm Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss.

Vance's investigation started in 2018 around the time Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges related to payments of hush money to women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with Trump.

The Trump Organization may also ultimately face civil charges as part of a related investigation James' office launched in 2019 after Cohen told Congress that Trump manipulated the value of his properties to obtain bank loans and lower his tax obligations.

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/20/1037035597/trump-organization-investigation-charges-cfo-allen-weisselberg

 

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Both Trump & Biden are crooked ... Biden got his son Hunter jobs in massive companies in fields he had no knowledge of and the price for those jobs was for his son to donate half his wages to his father's campaign funds ... he even let the cat out of the bag complaining he had to give half his earnings to his father's campaign funds

in the end they are as bad as each other like it or not politics and politicians are grubby corrupt people only out to feather there own nest beds

 

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The whole political system in the US seems to be built on self interest, I'll accept that it is in other first world countries like Australia and the UK as well but the US seems to set the standard.

I'm not sure there's a solution, there's an on going campaign to pay politicians less or even nothing but that just means the profession would only attract the wealthy, or those prepared to live off bribes. The countries that seem to work best are those with Socialist leanings like the Netherlands and Sweden.

The country that I grew up in in the 1950s had free health care, free education, 100% employment and was governed by a long serving conservative coalition. My father worked in a government owned sawmill that put several million pounds a year into the state coffers.

Go figure.... ¯¯\_㋡_/¯

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11 hours ago, splitinfinitive said:

The whole political system in the US seems to be built on self interest, I'll accept that it is in other first world countries like Australia and the UK as well but the US seems to set the standard.

I'm not sure there's a solution, there's an on going campaign to pay politicians less or even nothing but that just means the profession would only attract the wealthy, or those prepared to live off bribes. The countries that seem to work best are those with Socialist leanings like the Netherlands and Sweden.

The country that I grew up in in the 1950s had free health care, free education, 100% employment and was governed by a long serving conservative coalition. My father worked in a government owned sawmill that put several million pounds a year into the state coffers.

Go figure.... ¯¯\_㋡_/¯

in the UK a bill was put through the parliament banning the reporting of the Panama bank offshore bank accounts after several key figures like David Cameron was outed as having links to a offshore banking via his late father Ian Cameron 

 

Ian Cameron, the late father of UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ran an offshore fund (Blairmore Holdings, Inc.) through Mossack Fonseca that avoided UK taxes for 30 years. His company moved to Ireland after David Cameron became Prime Minister.[170] On April 6, Cameron admitted that he had owned shares in Blairmore, but said he sold his shares before becoming PM.[171]

Prominent politicians criticized the involvement of the Cameron family in the scandal; Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn urged an immediate independent investigation into the tax affairs of Cameron's family as well as tighter laws on UK tax avoidance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Papers_(Europe)

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