(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In just the latest piece of potentially bad legal news for former President Donald Trump, Allen Weisselberg, the long-serving Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Trump Organization, has cut a plea deal with prosecutors that will require him to testify truthfully if there is a criminal prosecution trial of the Trump Organization.
As the Associated Press reports in “Trump CFO’s plea deal could make him a prosecution witness“:
“Donald Trump’s chief financial officer is expected to plead guilty to tax violations Thursday in a deal that would require him to testify about illicit business practices at the former president’s company, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press…
“The plea deal would require Weisselberg to speak in court Thursday about the company’s role in the alleged compensation arrangement and possibly serve as a witness when the Trump Organization goes on trial in October on related charges, the people said.” [emphasis added]
Weisselberg is expected to be sentenced to five months in jail and pay $42 million in restitution.
Criminal law experts report that under the type of deal Weisselberg agreed to with prosecutors, he must testify fully and truthfully or face much more severe criminal penalties.
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