Trump Organization faces criminal tax fraud trial over perks
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – For years, as Donald Trump was soaring from reality TV star to the White House, his real estate empire was bankrolling big perks for some of his most trusted senior executives, including apartments and luxury cars.
Now Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, is on trial this week for criminal tax fraud – on the hook for what prosecutors say was a 15-year scheme by top officials to hide the plums and avoid paying taxes.
Opening statements and the first witnesses are expected Monday in New York.
Last week, 12 jurors and six alternates were picked for the case, the only criminal trial to arise from the Manhattan district attorney’s three-year investigation of the former president.
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10/31/2022 8:50:43 AM (GMT -5:00)