Did Mr Trump buy himself a Manhattan DA?

βhyde

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Prosecutor: Evidence shows Trump 'explicitly' OK'd tax fraud​

Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, it wasn’t a last-minute smoking gun but a prosecutor insisting that evidence shows Donald Trump was aware of a scheme that his Trump Organization’s executives hatched to avoid paying personal income taxes on millions of dollars worth of company-paid perks.

After telling jurors on Thursday that Trump “knew exactly what was going on” with the scheme, Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Joshua Steinglass followed up by citing trial evidence and testimony that he said made clear “Mr. Trump is explicitly sanctioning tax fraud.”

Steinglass, speaking on the last day before deliberations at the Trump Organization’s criminal tax fraud, showed jurors a lease Trump signed for one executive’s Manhattan apartment and a memo the former president initialed authorizing a pay cut for another executive who got perks.

He also cited Weisselberg’s claim, during his three days of testimony, that he told Trump he would pay him back after Trump agreed to cover his grandchildren’s hefty private school tuition cost. Weisselberg then adjusted his payroll records to cut his pre-tax salary by the cost of the tuition.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/business...and-politics-af8c8d828e224dcde9b39ae17cbb3a4c
Yes, but...

Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to crimes including criminal tax fraud and conspiracy. Facing up to 15 years in prison, he agreed to testify against the company in exchange for a significantly reduced sentence of five months in jail. He must also pay around $2 million in back taxes and fines.


5 fucking months for decades of cheating! Another example of justice (and taxes) is for little people. Absolutely unreal.
 

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Yes, but...

Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to crimes including criminal tax fraud and conspiracy. Facing up to 15 years in prison, he agreed to testify against the company in exchange for a significantly reduced sentence of five months in jail. He must also pay around $2 million in back taxes and fines.


5 fucking months for decades of cheating! Another example of justice (and taxes) is for little people. Absolutely unreal.
I'm learning to dislike justice for rich thieves.
 

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Yes, but...

Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to crimes including criminal tax fraud and conspiracy. Facing up to 15 years in prison, he agreed to testify against the company in exchange for a significantly reduced sentence of five months in jail. He must also pay around $2 million in back taxes and fines.


5 fucking months for decades of cheating! Another example of justice (and taxes) is for little people. Absolutely unreal.
Making America great again...
 

Ishmael

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Weisselberg must have spilled a metric shed load of beans to have that sort of sentence reduction. Tick tock...
He sure danced around the main issues in his testimony, tried to claim it was all his idea. I think he should be charged with perjury for that.
 

βhyde

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I'm learning to dislike justice for rich thieves.
No kidding. If someone had told me early in life I could live a life of luxury, do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and maybe at the ripe old age of 70+, shortly before my death, I might have to go to jail for 5 months and maybe have to pay back a fraction of what I stole after exhausting years of appeals, well...
 

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Trump Corp found guilty on all counts.


Our arbiter of all things corporate personhood will be along shortly to tell us that just because Shitstain Corp was convicted of tax fraud doesn't mean you should think his boy was in any way responsible for that tax fraud.
 
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Looking forward to the Faithful insisting the defeated ex-President was ignorant of the variety of schemes to defraud the government.

Pay no mind to his signature on documents submitted as evidence of fraud.
 

Sol Rosenberg

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Looking forward to the Faithful insisting the defeated ex-President was ignorant of the variety of schemes to defraud the government.

Pay no mind to his signature on documents submitted as evidence of fraud.
He’s the smartest businessman in all the world!
 

P_Wop

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Is this the one that disqualifies Trump Org from doing business in NY? I'm struggling to keep all these lawsuits straight.
 




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