Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization chief financial officer indicted on tax fraud charges earlier this month, has been quietly removed from top positions at more than two dozen Trump subsidiaries, NBC News has confirmed.
Weisselberg, 73, was removed from positions with at least 28 Trump subsidiaries, according to filings with Florida’s Department of State that were first reported Monday by the Wall Street Journal.
One of the companies he’s no longer listed as an executive at is Trump Payroll Corp., which was hit with criminal charges on July 1 along with Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Weisselberg had been serving as Trump Payroll Corp.’s treasurer, secretary and vice president, roles now filled by Donald Trump Jr., the filings say.
The Washington Post reported that the total number of subsidiaries Weisselberg was removed from is more than 40. The paper, citing British corporate records, said that includes his removal as a director for a company that runs a Trump golf course in Scotland.
A lawyer for Weisselberg and a representative for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday night. Weisselberg has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, which include scheming to defraud, grand larceny, tax fraud and falsifying records.
New York prosecutors have charged Weisselberg in a sweeping, 15-year scheme to compensate top executives of former President Donald Trump’s company “off the books” and help them avoid paying taxes. Prosecutors say he used his position to get out of paying taxes on $1.7 million in income.
Trump and his company have accused the DA of running a politically motivated investigation.
Weisselberg is “a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who has worked at the Trump Organization for 48 years” and “is now being used by the Manhattan District Attorney as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former President,” the company said in a statement after the charges were unsealed.
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