Trump executive Allen Weisselberg gets 5-month jail sentence

Allen Weisselberg
Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg appears during his sentencing hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in New York. Weisselberg, a longtime executive for Donald Trump’s business empire was taken into custody Tuesday to begin serving a five-month jail term for dodging taxes on $1.7 million in job perks — a punishment the judge who sentenced him said was probably too lenient. (Curtis Means/DailyMail via AP, Pool

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NEW YORK (AP) – Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg has been sentenced to five months in jail for dodging taxes.

A judge imposed the punishment Tuesday at a court hearing in New York City.

The longtime executive for Donald Trump’s family company has also paid $2 million in taxes, penalties and interest.

Weisselberg was promised the five-month sentence in August when he agreed to plead guilty to 15 tax crimes.

He later testified against the company where he’s worked since the mid-1980s.

The Trump Organization was convicted last month of helping executives including Weisselberg dodge taxes.

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1/10/2023 2:17:37 PM (GMT -6:00)

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