The newspaper reported on the basis of informed sources that the company and Wisselberg are being sued for tax evasion on secondary terms of employment. In recent months, it has been investigated whether taxes were paid, among other things, on cars and housing for employees.
Trump has long denied financial abuses occurred within his company and has described the investigation as politically motivated. As far as is known, the former president himself is not on trial. However, the charges may mean that the banks and business partners no longer want to cooperate with his company, which could be fined if found guilty.
The insider told the Washington Post a few days ago that the Trump Organization had set a deadline. The company’s lawyers were allowed until noon Monday to explain why plaintiffs had dropped a criminal case over financial violations. For example, the investigation is also focused on manipulating the value of real estate, which will lower taxes and allow for more favorable loans.
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