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Trump Organization Is Charged in 15-Year Tax Scheme – The New York Times

By Ben ProtessWilliam K. Rashbaum and Jonah E. Bromwich, July 1, 2021Updated 3:46 p.m. ET

Allen Weisselberg, center, surrendered Thursday morning at the Lower Manhattan building that houses the criminal courts and the district attorney’s office.Credit…Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times

The Trump Organization, the real estate business that catapulted Donald J. Trump to tabloid fame, television riches and ultimately the White House, was charged Thursday with running a 15-year scheme to help executives avoid paying taxes by compensating them off the books.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been conducting the investigation, also accused a top executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, of dodging taxes on $1.7 million in perks that should have been reported as income.

Mr. Weisselberg, Mr. Trump’s long-serving and trusted chief financial officer, faced grand larceny, tax fraud and other charges.

Editor’s Note: Stay tuned for more on this.. more indictments.. trials…

Source: Trump Organization Is Charged in 15-Year Tax Scheme – The New York Times

The Country Is on the Cusp of a New Era – The Atlantic

America is inching closer to a possibility it has never seen before: the indictment and trial of a former president.

May 19, 2021, Kimberly Wehle, Professor of law at the University of Baltimore

Adam Maida / The Atlantic / Getty

Yesterday evening, New York State’s attorney general, Letitia James, announced, “We have informed the Trump Organization that … We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity.”

According to The New York Times, James will be sending two of her office’s prosecutors to join the team of Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan DA.

With this news, Donald Trump, those around him, and the country as a whole inch closer to the prospect that a former president could face criminal charges, and possibly even prison time. The country has not been through anything like this before.

–From article…

Source: The Country Is on the Cusp of a New Era – The Atlantic