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New York: Chief Financial Officer of Trump Organisation Allen Weisselberg has surrendered to Manhattan District Attorney's Office after a Manhattan grand jury indicted the Trump Organisation and Weisselberg on Wednesday for alleged tax crimes. Weisselberg and the Trump Organisation would be arraigned later on Thursday at a lower Manhattan court. Donald Trump, however, is not expected to be charged in the case.
The charges follow a multi-year investigation by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Vance doesn't run for re-election and would be leaving his office by the end of 2021. The investigation spanned over two years and investigated the hush money paid to females on Trump's behalf, tax practices, property valuations and others.
As per Trump Organisation, the Manhattan District Attorney is now using Weisselberg as a pawn to harm the former US President.
"The District Attorney is bringing a criminal prosecution involving employee benefits that neither the IRS nor any other District Attorney would ever think of bringing. This is not justice; this is politics," added the statement.
Recently, Former New York City mayor and Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani's law license was suspended by a New York court. The court ruled that Giuliani had made demonstrably false and misleading statements on the 2020 general election results.