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Politics Trump Organization hires criminal defense attorney

20:30  08 april  2021
20:30  08 april  2021 Source:   cbsnews.com

Meet Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO prosecutors are reportedly trying to flip

  Meet Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO prosecutors are reportedly trying to flip Weisselberg may know more about the Trump Organization's and Trump family's finances than anyone else, and he's served Donald Trump for decades.The mustachioed, press-shy Allen Weisselberg has served as the Trump Organization's chief financial officer for decades, as well as Trump's personal bookkeeper. Now he's a subject of a wide-ranging inquiry from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, as well as one from the New York State Attorney General's office.

The Trump Organization, facing a wide-ranging investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, has hired a criminal defense attorney.

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Alan Futerfas, an attorney for the company, confirmed in an email that the lawyer Ronald Fischetti "has been added to the team."

Fischetti is a veteran defense attorney whose high-profile cases include representing former Congressman Robert Garcia in a successful effort to get public corruption convictions overturned. Fischetti also led the effort to get civil rights charges dismissed against former New York police officer Charles Schwarz, who was accused of the 1997 assault of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

Trump Hires Criminal Defense Attorney Who Previously Partnered With Prosecutor Investigating His Business Dealings

  Trump Hires Criminal Defense Attorney Who Previously Partnered With Prosecutor Investigating His Business Dealings The Trump Organization hired veteran New York City criminal defense attorney Ronald Fischetti to represent its interests in Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s investigation into possible tax and bank fraud. The post Trump Hires Criminal Defense Attorney Who Previously Partnered With Prosecutor Investigating His Business Dealings first appeared on Law & Crime.Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, confirmed to the Journal that Fischetti had been retained earlier this week.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office has indicated in court filings that the investigation into the Trump Organization is looking into possible crimes as wide-ranging as fraud and tax evasion.

Prosecutors have subpoenaed documents related to the finances behind at least half a dozen Trump properties, and are scrutinizing the finances of Trump Organization chief financial officer Alan Weisselberg, as well as his son Barry, who manages the Wollman Rink in Central Park, a nearly all-cash business that brings in several million dollars each year.

The probe began in 2018 and initially targeted hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to adult film star Stormy Daniels,

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office declined to comment for this story.

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