BREAKING: Trump Organization Convicted on All Counts in Criminal Tax Fraud Trial

( – BREAKING NOW: A jury in New York has found the Trump Organization guilty on all counts in a criminal tax fraud case.

It took the jury less than two days to reach its verdict.

As National Review reports in “Trump Organization Convicted on All Charges in Criminal Tax-Fraud Case“:

“A criminal court jury in Manhattan found the Trump Organization guilty on all charges in a criminal tax fraud scheme on Tuesday.

“The Trump Corporation was convicted on nine criminal counts, while the Trump Payroll Corporation was found guilty of eight criminal counts. Both corporations are a part of the Trump Organization. The 17 counts include scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.” [emphasis added]

Former President Donald Trump was not a named defendant.

“While Trump was not involved in the trial, prosecutors told jurors Trump had signed off on bonus checks and memos that allowed top executives to avoid reporting taxable income. Trump’s two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, also signed off on bonus checks made out to independent contractors, according to Weisselberg’s testimony, allowing the former CFO to hide taxable income.” [emphasis added]

The Trump Organization faces a possible $1.6 million fine.