Trump Organization Could Face Criminal Charges In New York

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. could be announcing criminal charges against Trump Organization as early as next week, reports say.

The New York Times reported that the charges involve fringe benefits the organization allegedly awarded to top executive Allen H. Weisselberg – the company’s longtime chief financial officer.

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From New York Times:

The prosecutors had been building a case for months against the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, as part of an effort to pressure him to cooperate with a broader inquiry into Mr. Trump’s business dealings. But it was not previously known that the Trump Organization also might face charges.

If the case moves ahead, the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., could announce charges as soon as next week, the people said. Mr. Vance’s prosecutors have been conducting the investigation along with lawyers from the office of the New York State attorney general, Letitia James.

Any indictment would be the first to emerge from the long-running investigation and would raise the startling prospect of a former president having to defend the company he founded, and has run for decades, against accusations of criminal behavior.

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