/Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to tax fraud | USA TODAY

Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to tax fraud | USA TODAY


The plea deal requires Allen Weisselberg to testify about the tax scheme if called as a government witness at the trial of the Trump Organization.

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The deal with the Manhattan district attorney’s office requires him to testify truthfully about the scheme, if called as a government witness at the scheduled October trial of two companies of the Trump Organization, which Weisselberg long served as chief financial officer. The businesses, faced with similar tax fraud charges, could face a tougher trial defense challenge to overcome Weisselberg testimony.

The Trump Organization issued a statement that accused Manhattan prosecutors of attempting to pressure Weisselberg “to say bad things or make up lies about President Trump.” The statement called Weisselberg “a fine and honorable man,” and said the companies would not plead guilty because they did nothing wrong.

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