Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has surrendered to the Manhattan DA to face charges

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Allen Weisselberg pictured in January 2017 standing between Donald Trump, then President-Elect, and his son Don Jr.

  • Allen Weisselberg surrendered to the Manhattan district attorney early on Thursday.
  • The Trump Organization CFO is expected in court on Thursday afternoon.
  • The Manhattan DA is probing alleged financial crimes at former President Donald Trump’s company.
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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg handed himself in to the Manhattan district attorney’s office early on Thursday morning.

Weisselberg, a longtime aide to Donald Trump, was due in court later on Thursday in relation to a probe into alleged financial crimes at President Donald Trump’s company.

Outlets including The New York Times, ABC News, and Bloomberg reported Weisselberg’s surrender in lower Manhattan at around 6:20 a.m.

CBS reporter Lauren Podesta posted a photo of Weisselberg on his way:

Multiple reports late on Wednesday said that charges against Weisselberg and the Trump Organization had been filed, but that the details had not yet been unsealed.

The Times said Weisselberg was taken into the Manhattan DA’s office with his attorney Mary Mulligan. Bloomberg reported that he “went through a freight entrance to avoid cameras,” though the New York Times still managed to photograph him.

The investigation into Weisselberg stems from the sweeping probe into the Trump Organization, the umbrella company for Trump’s businesses.

Investigators are said to be looking at whether the company falsified its financial records for tax or insurance purposes.

As the longtime custodian of the company’s finances, Weisselberg has reportedly come under particular pressure from prosecutors to cooperate.

Prosecutors have focused on whether Weisselberg paid tax on valuable perks he received from the company, including private school tuition for his grandchild and property leases.

Insider’s Sonam Sheth, Jacob Shamsian, and Azmi Haroun reported Wednesday that Jennifer Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law, has cooperated with prosecutors.

The information she handed to them, she said, indicates that Barry Weisselberg, Allen’s son and her former husband, received fringe benefits from the Trump Organization without paying proper taxes on them.

The New York attorney general, Letitia James, is conducting a separate probe into the Trump Organization, which is also said to hinge on allegations of financial wrongdoing.

Trump has denied allegations of wrongdoing at the company, claiming the investigations were politically motivated.

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