Former Trump Organization Executive Allen Weisselberg Sentenced to Five Months in Prison for Perjury

Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg has been sentenced to five months in prison for lying under oath during his testimony in the civil fraud trial of former President Donald Trump. Weisselberg, who previously served as the chief financial officer of Trump’s flagship company, entered a plea deal with Manhattan prosecutors earlier this month, admitting to charges of perjury.

This is not the first time Weisselberg has faced legal consequences. In January of last year, he was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges related to failing to declare and pay taxes on over $1.7 million in company benefits provided by the Trump Organization. However, Weisselberg’s sentence was significantly reduced due to good behavior, and he was released in April of 2023.

Last month, Trump and his company were found liable for years of financial fraud, resulting in a $355 million damages order. Weisselberg’s recent perjury charges were related to his misleading statements regarding Trump’s efforts to overvalue a triplex Manhattan apartment during the civil fraud trial. While he admitted to lying in his testimony, the plea deal allowed Weisselberg to avoid charges directly related to the matter. Instead, he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of lying in a separate 2020 deposition.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office emphasized the seriousness of perjury, stating, “It is a crime to lie in depositions and at trial, plain and simple. Allen Weisselberg took an oath to be truthful, and then committed perjury.”

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