The former CFO of Trump was given a five-month prison sentence

Anjali Jain
Trump’s Former CFO Sentenced to Five Months in Jail

Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the family business owned by Donald Trump, received a five-month prison sentence on Wednesday for providing false information during a civil-fraud investigation involving the former president.

A month ago, 76-year-old Weisselberg entered a guilty plea to two counts of perjury. He admitted to having lied to New York attorney general’s office investigators and subsequently testified falsely at Trump’s civil fraud trial.

“Five months of incarceration is the commitment,” Justice Laurie Peterson stated prior to delivering the plea bargain-negotiated sentence that had been mutually agreed upon by all parties. Weisselberg was led out of the courtroom by court officers shackled behind his back and with his wrists behind his back after he declined to speak while wearing a windbreaker.

Weisselberg is anticipated to complete his term of imprisonment at Rikers Island in New York City. This will be his second incarceration. As part of a tax-fraud scheme at the Trump Organization, Weisselberg, a longtime confidant of the former president, pleaded guilty to 15 felonies and acknowledged receiving perks including an apartment and leased vehicles. Weisselberg was admonished to a term of five months in prison by the presiding judge, Juan Merchan. He was granted his parole three hours later.

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Weisselberg acknowledged in his confession to the perjury charges that he had fabricated information concerning Trump’s financial statements, which were the focus of an investigation by the attorney general of New York. In early this year, a Manhattan judge rendered a verdict that determined Trump and other defendants, Weisselberg included, engaged in fraudulent property valuation to obtain financial advantages, such as low-interest loans. Defendants have filed an appeal.

Trump’s April 15 criminal trial is not anticipated to summon Weisselberg to testify, despite her involvement in the hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump. In his plea of not guilty, Trump refutes any sexual contact. At trial, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is anticipated to be a crucial witness. He has stated that he discussed the bribe and Cohen’s ensuing reimbursement with Trump and Weisselberg.

The perjury charge illustrates that the hush-money case was brought by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, which has a propensity for prosecuting perjury charges on its own. This prosecution could potentially deter witnesses at the aforementioned trial.

Weisselberg’s attorney failed to provide a response to a request for comment.

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