Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges related to his indictment by the Manhattan district attorney’s office in an investigation into the former president’s business dealings Donald Trump, according to two people familiar with the matter and a public document.
Weisselberg’s request could come as early as 9 a.m. Thursday. Terms of the expected deal were not immediately disclosed.
Weisselberg and the Trump Organization were charged as part of what prosecutors described as a 15-year “off the books” scheme to help senior Trump Organization officials avoid paying taxes. Weisselberg, 74, was accused of avoiding paying taxes on $1.7 million of his income.
Weisselberg, who surrendered in June 2021 after his indictment, had been tried in October.
Last week, the judge, Juan Merchan, denied Weisselberg’s attempt to dismiss the charges, saying the evidence presented to a grand jury was “legally sufficient.”
A spokesman for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg declined to comment.
The Trump Organization faces separate charges, but there are no allegations of criminal wrongdoing against Trump, who has faced lengthy, multi-front criminal investigations that have captured national attention since the last search of the ‘FBI at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. Monday.
Law enforcement officials have faced a series of threats in the wake of the search, with some Trump supporters calling for “civil war” and one attacking an FBI field office. A man in Pennsylvania was arrested Monday and charged with making threats on the right-wing social media website Gab.