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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:34 AM

Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump in Tax Scheme

Source: daily beast





As investigators look into a scheme at the Trump Organization to avoid paying taxes on employee benefits, one witness has set the scene to show Trump was involved.

Updated Jul. 16, 2021 5:26AM ET / Published Jul. 16, 2021 4:55AM ET


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The explosive claims come from Jennifer Weisselberg, the ex-wife of a longtime company employee, during a teleconference call with investigators on Friday, June 25, according to two sources who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity.


On that afternoon's Zoom call, those sources said, investigators with the Manhattan district attorney and New York state attorney general asked Jennifer Weisselberg whether Trump himself was involved in the company’s alleged tax-dodging scheme of making corporate gifts instead of increasing salary that would be taxed.

He was, she answered.
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If true, Jennifer Weisselberg’s claims would directly tie Trump to what a New York criminal indictment described as a corporate scheme to pay executives “in a matter that was ‘off the books.’”

“The scheme allowed the Trump Organization to evade the payment of payroll taxes that [it] was required to pay,........................

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Just hoping something sticks to Trump!!



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Reply Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump in Tax Scheme (Original post)
riversedge Jul 16 OP
sop Jul 16 #1
NanceGreggs Jul 16 #3
2Gingersnaps Jul 16 #6
sop Jul 16 #10
Scrivener7 Jul 16 #2
SharonClark Jul 16 #11
bucolic_frolic Jul 16 #4
twodogsbarking Jul 16 #5
Grasswire2 Jul 16 #8
twodogsbarking Jul 16 #9
monkeyman1 Jul 16 #12
DENVERPOPS Jul 16 #7
Calista241 Jul 16 #13
ck4829 Jul 19 #14

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:36 AM

1. Nothing seems to stick to Teflon Trump.

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Response to sop (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:39 AM

3. That was often said of John "Teflon Don" Gotti ...

... who died in prison.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:13 AM

6. Pretty sure Al Capone

was guilty of a lot more than tax fraud as well.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:21 PM

10. One can only hope.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:39 AM

2. 30 years I've been hearing he's about to be indicted.

30 years he SHOULD have been indicted dozens, scores of times.

Here we are.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 04:32 PM

11. Yep, I'm tired of breathless articles or tweets that imply that this whatever will bring Trump down.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:44 AM

4. Evidence

Not words. Evidence. Even if he signed the checks himself, they still need corroborating witnesses or written confirmation.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 09:49 AM

5. As a lifelong accountant the thing you don't want to do is

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pay personal expenses from a company account. It is one of the first things that auditors look for.
Trump did it and bragged about it. Get 'em.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 12:15 PM

8. or keep two sets of books.

Book 'em.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 01:14 PM

9. On spreadsheets. That is a special kind of stupid.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 10:57 PM

12. donny not to smart to begin with !

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:56 AM

7. Do you know how many undocumented workers

have this same sort of thing, but with a twist to this scheme done to them?????? Of course, the employers tell the worker that he needs to deduct payroll taxes, unemployment, SSI, etc out of the money he pays them, then the employer just pockets that as a bonus for himself.......
The cruelest tricks are the employers who fire them, without pay, the day before payday. Who are they going to complain to.
Or if the undocumented worker gets injured on a job, the employer just drives them to an ER, and leaves them standing at the door and leaves.........

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 11:19 PM

13. Sounds like wishful thinking to me.

He doesn't say "we're not going to pay taxes on those payments." And payments like that would seem reasonable, even a boon to the people that receive them. I know my parents would've much preferred to not have to pay for college, rather than get a 3% - 5% raise.

Conspiracy to defraud the government requires intent. And Trump can always say that he trusted his CFO to make the proper tax payments.

In addition, Jennifer Weisselberg seems to be highly partisan, and she's divorced from the family and described her divorce as 'bitter'. She's clearly got an agenda, and she's been screaming to anyone that will listen about this stuff for months. She's given half a dozen interviews to journalists. If the prosecution had any desire to use her at trial, they'd have made sure she didn't give interviews, kept a low profile, and all kinds of stuff.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 19, 2021, 05:35 AM

14. K&R

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