EXCLUSIVE: Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg spotted going into work at Trump Tower for the first time since his indictment on tax evasion
- Weisselberg was seen driving back to Trump Tower Tuesday
- On Thursday he was indicted and charged with evading $1.7 million in taxes
- Former President Trump defended him against a ‘witch hunt’ in Saturday remarks
- Trump also made apparent admissions, saying: ‘They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car’
Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg was back at work Monday after the Fourth of July weekend – just days after being brought to a Manhattan courtroom in handcuffs following his indictment.
Weisselberg was indicted last week on ‘sweeping and audacious’ tax and fraud charges, after prosecutors of taking a total of $1.7 million in perks and compensation that the longtime CFO and the Trump Organization did not declare in tax filings.
He was also captured in images first revealed by DailyMail.com the day before the indictment came down – with the before and after images buttressing claims he will not ‘flip’ on the Trump and the company he has led for decades.
Longtime Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg drove himself to Trump Tower days after being indicted and appearing in a Manhattan courtroom
Weisselberg is likely to face enormous cooperation to cooperate with prosecutors after they revealed charges spanning years that could bring multiple counts and a long prison sentence if the 73 year old were to be convicted.
The off-the-books perks allegedly include lease payments for Mercedes cars for Weisselberg and his wife, an apartment in Manhattan, and tuition fees for his grandchildren at a top prep school.
Trump at his Saturday night rally in Sarasota fiercely defended the longtime executive who first served his father, Fred – even while tossing out lines that might gives Weisselberg’s attorneys headaches.
‘It’s reminiscent of a communist dictatorship targeting their political opponents,’ Trump told a crowd of supporters.
He called it a ‘witch hunt’ – a term he used repeatedly to blast the Russia probe and investigations into himself – and said: ‘In America people will not stand for it.’
Trump appeared to admit key pieces of evidence being brought against Weisselberg – even as mocking the idea that it is criminal and minimizing the harm.
‘They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car,’ Trump complained.
Allen Weisselberg leaves his New York City home and heads to Trump Tower. Weisselberg, wearing a blue polo shirt was on the phone as he made his way through the city before driving into a private garage at Trump Tower. Trump on Saturday mocked prosecutors, saying: ‘They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car’
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg appears for his arraignment hearing in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 1, 2021
Former President Donald Trump, seen at Trump Tower on July 4th, vigorously defended Weisselber, while also making some admissions at a Floriday rally. ‘You didn’t pay tax. Or education for your grandchildren. I don’t even know. Do you have to?’ Trump said
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg arrived for his arraignment hearing in handcuffs. On Tuesday he was back at Trump Tower
‘You didn’t pay tax on the car or a company apartment. You used an apartment because you need an apartment because you have to travel too far where your house is,’ he continued, taking on the role of the government in the case. ‘You didn’t pay tax. Or education for your grandchildren. I don’t even know. Do you have to? Does anybody know the answer to that stuff?’ Trump asked.
Weisselberg also owned a home in upstate New York during some of the years outlined in the indictment.
Trump, who took heat for years for failing to release his tax returns as a candidate and as president, also said any alleged crime didn’t stack up to violent felonies.
‘Think of it, think of how unfair it is. Never before has New York City and their prosecutors or perhaps any prosecutors criminally charged a company or a person for fringe benefits. Fringe benefits. Murders, okay. Human trafficking, no problem — but fringe benefits, you can’t do that,’ Trump said.