Former Trump Org. CFO testifies Trump kids gave him a raise after finding out about tax schemes
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump did not discipline Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg after finding out he'd been cheating on his
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump did not discipline Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg after finding out he'd been cheating on his taxes — and later gave him a raise to make up for the shortfall, the ex-CFO testified Friday.
Weisselberg, 75, testified for a third and final day in the criminal trial of Trump's family business in New York City that the Trump brothers found out in 2017 that he had been getting off-the-books perks and bonuses paid as an "independent contractor."
At the time, he said, the company was cleaning up its business practices because of the extra scrutiny it got after its longtime head, Donald Trump, was elected president of the United States. Trump's eldest sons took over control of the company following the 2016 presidential election.
“Following that cleanup were you demoted or disciplined?" prosecutor Susan Hoffinger asked. Weisselberg replied, "No."
The company's chief operating officer, Matthew Calamari, had also been getting bonuses paid as an independent contractor and was not disciplined either, Weisselberg said.