Former Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads GUILTY to perjury charges for lying on the stand in fraud trial

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Weisselberg walked into court in cuffs after surrendering on perjury charges  
  • Longtime Trump CFO, 76, is set to plead guilty to lying on the stand in fraud trial 
  • He also pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2022 and spent 100 days on Rikers Island  

The former long-serving chief financial officer of the Trump Organization Allen Weisselberg has pleaded guilty to perjury for lying on the stand during the former president’s fraud trial.

The 76-year-old arrived in a New York court in handcuffs on Monday morning after surrendering on five perjury charges.

He was taken into custody and then walked with his head down into the courtroom where he is set to pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury for lying during the former president’s civil fraud trial.

Weisselberg, who worked for Trump’s family business 50 years, is expected to admit that he lied on the stand during the blockbuster trial that resulted in a $450million fine for Donald Trump.

He agreed to plead guilty to two counts of felony perjury, and prosecutors recommended five months in jail. 

The former long-serving chief financial officer of the Trump Organization Allen Weisselberg arrived in a New York court in handcuffs on Monday morning after surrendering over new perjury charges. 

Weisselberg, who worked at the business 50 years, is expected to admit that he lied on the stand during the blockbuster trial that resulted in a $450million fine for Donald Trump

Weisselberg, who worked at the business 50 years, is expected to admit that he lied on the stand during the blockbuster trial that resulted in a $450million fine for Donald Trump

The 76-year-old walked into the courtroom with his head down where he is set to plead guilty to perjury for lying during the former president's civil fraud trial

The 76-year-old walked into the courtroom with his head down where he is set to plead guilty to perjury for lying during the former president’s civil fraud trial 

It means he could face extra time in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where he spent 100 days after pleading guilty to tax fraud in 2022.

It will be the second criminal conviction for Trump’s longtime lieutenant who has refused to turn on his old boss.

He is not expected to implicate the former president when he makes the guilty plea later today, The New York Times reported. 

Weisselberg, who has medical issues, is also not to expected to testify at Trump’s trial over his hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. 

The trial in Manhattan, the first for the former president, is set to begin on March 25.

It is the only one of the four cases against Trump that has a definitive start date. 

In 2022, Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 counts of tax fraud for his work at the Trump Organization. 

He was sentenced to five months in prison, serving his stint in the New York jail before spending the rest on supervised release. 

Trump has also been steadfast in his support for Weisselberg.

The real estate mogul rewarded Weisselberg for his loyalty by giving him a $2million settlement when he left the Trump Organization last year.

Weisselberg is not expected to implicate the former president when he makes the guilty plea later today

Weisselberg is not expected to implicate the former president when he makes the guilty plea later today

The full details of the charges or the sentence he could face are not yet clear. He could also be prosecuted for allegedly misleading investigators in the New York fraud investigation

The full details of the charges or the sentence he could face are not yet clear. He could also be prosecuted for allegedly misleading investigators in the New York fraud investigation

The full details of the charges or the sentence he could face are not yet clear. He could also be prosecuted for allegedly misleading investigators in the New York fraud investigation

The full details of the charges or the sentence he could face are not yet clear. He could also be prosecuted for allegedly misleading investigators in the New York fraud investigation

Weisselberg is pictured alongside Trump's lawyer Alina Habba before testifying as a witness in the civil fraud trial against the former president and the Trump Organization

Weisselberg is pictured alongside Trump’s lawyer Alina Habba before testifying as a witness in the civil fraud trial against the former president and the Trump Organization

The guilty plea means Weisselberg could face extra time in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail, where he spent 100 days after pleading guilty to tax fraud in 2022

The guilty plea means Weisselberg could face extra time in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where he spent 100 days after pleading guilty to tax fraud in 2022

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