Allen Weisselberg is believed to be preparing to plead guilty in a tax evasion case that was previously brought before the Manhattan District Attorney. Weisselberg, along with the Trump Organization itself, was indicted on criminal charges in the summer of 2021. Prosecutors wanted to “flip” the CFO so that they could pursue the former president.
However, that didn’t happen because Weisselberg refused. He is now taking a plea deal which will likely reduce his time in prison to a fraction of the high sentence he was originally given.
This is via The Hill.
Although the Trump Organization’s chief Financial Officer is close to agreeing to a plea agreement in a case that examines whether he funneled off the books income to himself and other executives of the company, the potential deal does not appear to bring the prosecutors closer to their primary target: Former President Trump.
According to the New York Times, Allen Weisselberg met with a judge Monday. Two people with knowledge reported that Allen Weisselberg’s lawyers also met with him on Monday. A hearing was scheduled for Thursday, which could indicate that an agreement may be reached by then.
According to a source familiar with the matter, Weisselberg could be offered a deal that would reduce his sentence to five months imprisonment.
Prosecutors hoped Weisselberg would testify against Trump, but despite the possibility of a deal, Weisselberg refused.
Ironically, Weisselberg’s plea of guilty is bad news for the left. When the indictments were leaked, I noticed that the intention was for Weisselberg to “flip” and testify against Trump. It’s unlikely that this will happen and it is yet another dead-in for “resistance”, a legal movement that has tried to use government power against Trump.
Here’s an example last year of how some of that hope was shared.
Nobody knows if today increases the odds Weisselberg will flip, but unless you’ve been there it’s hard to convey the impact of being handcuffed and fingerprinted, marched past cameras, standing before a judge, facing a trial, waking up every morning in legal and financial peril.
— Ross Garber (@rossgarber) July 1, 2021
How many times will we do this song-and-dance routine? Trump continues to make his enemies look stupid even though the walls have been “closing in” for seven years. Even though the FBI raid has rekindled fantasies about Trump being taken into custody, it is unlikely that he will be indicted. Instead, a negotiated settlement will be reached regarding the documents seized.
The chances of Trump announcing his candidacy for the presidency in 2024 are slimming with this New York criminal case. Although it is possible that the DOJ will indict Trump over the Espionage Act, I think most of this noise is just noise until then. The left won’t stop. They will continue pressing the issue against Trump until he is buried in the ground. It is part of their identity.