More indictments expected in Trump Org tax case as judge plans summer 2022 trial
Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of Trump Organization Inc., center, arrives at criminal court in New York, U.S., on on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
Getty Images On Monday, Allen Weisselberg, the Chief Financial Officer of Trump Organization Inc. told a judge that more charges are likely in his criminal tax-fraud case. He also said that he expects to indict Trump Organization and its longtime executive.| Bloomberg | Getty Images
A lawyer for Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg told a judge Monday that more indictments are expected in the criminal tax-fraud case against former President Donald Trump’s company and its longtime executive.
The judge stated that he expects the trial to take place late August/early September 2022.
The Manhattan Supreme Court heard Bryan Skarlatos from Weisselberg, an attorney. “We believe that there might be additional indictments,” NBC News reported.
Weisselberg’s attorneys told Judge Juan Merchan that they have been swamped by the millions of documents handed over to them from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and pleaded for more time before the court schedules motion or trial dates, NBC News reported.
According to NBC: “There may be additional indictments, Judge. What is the rush?” Skarlatos argued during the Manhattan Supreme Court hearing.
Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of Trump Organization Inc., center, appears in criminal court in New York, U.S., on on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
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In all, Weisselberg alone received about $1.76 million worth of “indirect compensation,” the indictment said.
Trump Organization, Trump Payroll, and Weisselberg, who worked more than 40 years for Trump and his family, pleaded guilty in July to not pleading guilty.
We have reviewed the indictment. It contains many unsupported, flawed and illegal legal and factual assertions about Allen Weisselberg. We are looking forward to challenging these assertions in court,” Mary Mulligan and Skarlatos, Weisselberg’s attorneys, stated in a statement to NBC.
Merchan was informed Monday morning by Weisselberg’s attorneys that they had received approximately six million pages as part of their evidence-gathering phase. This deluge forces them to read 30,000 pages per day, seven days a semaine, according to NBC.
According to NBC, a prosecutor said that Weisselberg was not unfamiliar with these documents. He has worked for the Trump Org since 1985.
— CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.