Remember Allen Weisselberg? He’s the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization who was charged with several crimes by Manhattan prosecutors in July, including tax fraud and grand larceny.
And now we learn that over 3 million financial and tax documents have been unearthed in the basement of one of Weisselberg’s co-conspirators, according to a report from CNN:
(Bryan) Skarlatos, an attorney for Weisselberg, referenced a dispute between the Manhattan district attorney’s office and Trump Organization lawyers, saying, he is “concerned” that his client “becomes collateral damage in a bigger fight” between the two.
Holding up a manila envelope with a bulge in it, Skarlatos, said that the parties met in the judge chambers, before the court hearing. “It was represented to us by the [district attorney’s office] that this package includes documents found in a co-conspirator’s basement that are tax documents,” Skarlatos said.
Skarlatos did not identify the co-conspirator by name. CNN has reported that one alleged co-conspirator in the investigation is Jeff McConney, the controller of the Trump Organization. McConney has testified at least twice before the grand jury, in which he received immunity for his testimony.
However, the co-conspirator could be anyone with knowledge of the financial dealings of the Trump Organization, including former President Donald Trump and members of his family.
Attorneys also said in court Monday that they expect more indictments to be handed down soon:
Prosecutors are trying to get Weisselberg and other members of the Trump Organization to cooperate with their investigation and provide testimony against the former president and other high-ranking officials of the company.
The Trump Organization is a family-owned and controlled corporation, with the ex-president at the head of the company and his two oldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric serving as executive vice presidents. Ivanka Trump has also been involved in the business over the years and could be facing legal exposure if she played a role in any criminal activities.