December 6, 2022

A jury has found the Trump Organization guilty on all charges, including criminal tax fraud. Prosecutors accused Donald Trump's company of tax evasion in a 15-year scheme of paying executives through gifts and off-the-books compensation. The one term President has been lashing out over this case for days on Truth Social, and we can expect another Trumper tantrum after the guilty verdict on 17 criminal counts was announced.

CBS News reports:

The jury began Monday around noon, after testimony and closing arguments wrapped up in the six-week trial.

The two Trump Organization companies, called the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corporation, were indicted in July 2021, along with the company's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, and accused of using a variety of methods to reduce payroll liability from executive salaries through untaxed bonuses and luxury perks worth millions.

Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August and agreed to testify against the company as part of a deal with prosecutors. He is expected to face a five-month jail sentence.

Former president Donald Trump was not charged in the case, but Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has said Trump remains under investigation.

Via NBC News:

Jurors deliberated for just over a day before returning the guilty verdicts on a total of 17 counts, including scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. The company faces roughly $1.6 million in fines at sentencing.

Yeah, it would be nice if Bragg charged the head of the company. I'm not sure why he's stalling on that one. Nothing seems to stick to Trump, but tax evasion brought down Al Capone, so it can also bring down the former President.

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