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Former Trump CFO Sentenced to Prison

Former CFO for the Trump Organization,Allen Weisselberg, is sentenced to five months in prison per Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s recommendation.

Weisselberg recently pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury during his testimony during President Trump’s civil fraud trial.

Judge Laurie Peterson presided over Weisselberg’s sentencing.

Weisselberg was a key witness and co-defendant in President Trump’s civil trial, which Judge Engoron ruled former top executives had to pay more than $350 million in damages.

ABC News provides more about Weisselberg’s perjury:

Prosecutors said Weisselberg lied about his role in valuing Trump’s Fifth Avenue triplex apartment at three times its actual size.

During his trial testimony, Weisselberg struggled to explain why the apartment, which is less than 11,000 square feet, was listed on Trump’s statements of financial condition as 30,000 square feet.

At the trial, a lawyer with the New York AG’s office, Louis Solomon, confronted Weisselberg with emails from a Forbes reporter seeking clarity about the apartment’s size and a letter signed by Weisselberg certifying the excessive square footage to the Trump Organization’s accountant, Mazars USA.

NBC News goes into more detail about Weisselberg’s legal issues:

Weisselberg received a separate five-month sentence in a criminal case last year, serving only 100 days, after pleading guilty in 2022 to tax fraud charges in a 15-year scheme involving the Trump Organization’s business dealings. He agreed to pay nearly $2 million in taxes, interest and penalties for allegedly dodging tax payments on $1.7 million of his income with “off the books” benefits, including tuition for his grandkids, a luxury apartment and two Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

President Trump is denying all wrongdoing and appealed the decision in the case.


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