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Former Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty to two counts of perjury

The former financial director of the Trump Organization Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty this Monday to two counts of perjury for his testimony during the tax fraud trial against former US President Donald Trump, whom Judge Arthur Engoron sentenced to pay almost $355 million (330 million euros) for inflating his personal net worth.

“Allen Weisselberg swore to tell the truth and then committed perjury both in his statements during the New York State Attorney General’s investigation and proceedings and at his recent trial,” a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney said in a statement. Alvin Bragg.

Bragg’s office has requested five months in prison for the former financial director, who was sentenced by Engoron in mid-February to pay one million dollars and disqualified as a director of any company based in New York for three years.

Specifically, Weisselberg is accused of lying when he claimed that he did not know the real value of the tycoon’s triplex in New York before an article was published in Forbes magazine about its overvaluation, as reported by NBC News.

In his 92-page ruling, Judge Engoron assured that the former financial director was evasive during the trial and almost always responded with vague phrases: “The Trump Organization keeps Weisselberg under control and it shows,” he highlighted in the brief.

Trump’s former financial director pleaded guilty in August 2022 to a battery of tax fraud charges in the case, although he reached an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office in which he accepted a sentence of five months in prison and five years of freedom. guarded

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