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Ex-Trump Exec Weisselberg Pleads Guilty To Perjury Charges

Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty on Monday to perjury charges, Axios reports. His guilty plea caps several weeks of talks with Manhattan prosecutors after Weisselberg gave false testimony during former President Trump's civil fraud trial last fall. This is Weisselberg's second guilty plea in a criminal case involving his work with the Trump Organization. He pleaded guilty in a tax fraud case in 2022 and was sentenced to serve five months in jail.

On Monday, Weisselberg admitted that he lied on the witness stand when he testified at Trump's civil fraud trial in October. Prosecutors also accused Weisselberg of lying under oath at a deposition last year. "The harm caused by the crime of perjury tears at the very fabric of our justice system," said prosecutor Gary Fishman. New York Judge Arthur Engoron last month ordered Trump, his companies and fellow defendants to pay about $364 million for committing years of financial fraud. Weisselberg, one of the defendants, owed $1 million. Trump appealed the decision and offered to post a partial bond in an effort to halt collection of the penalties until his appeal is complete. A New York appellate judge rejected his request last week and ordered Trump to post bond for the full amount in order to stay enforcement of the judgment.


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