Allen Weisselberg is a longtime lieutenant to Donald Trump, but his deal to give evidence may not have any impact on the former President.
What’s next for Trump Organization after Weisselberg’s guilty plea?
The numbers guy did the maths: Allen Weisselberg, a longtime loyal lieutenant to Donald Trump, could have been sentenced to years in prison if he went to trial and failed to beat tax evasion allegations. But if he agreed to testify in an upcoming trial of the former president’s company, he would probably serve no more than 100 days.
Weisselberg, 75, took the deal on Thursday, pleading guilty to 15 counts, including tax fraud and larceny.
Now he’s potentially going to be the star witness against the Trump Organization in a trial over what prosecutors say was a “sweeping and audacious” scheme by the company to help top executives, including Weisselberg, avoid taxes on perks like luxury cars and rent-free apartments.
Here are the basics of the case and what Weisselberg’s decision to plead guilty means for Donald Trump and his family business.