Former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly seeking plea deal

 February 3, 2024

Allen Weisselberg, Donald Trump's former chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, is reportedly striking a deal with the Manhattan district attorney's office. 

According to ABC News, Weisselberg is reportedly working on a plea deal regarding a previous perjury charge.

The former CFO's deal could involve a guilty plea regarding previous testimony he gave last October in the civil fraud trial.

Sources said the plea deal talks are still in the "early stages."

What's going on?

The deal centers around his testimony last year regarding several details about Trump's assets, including the former president's 5th Ave. triplex.

Weisselberg had reportedly listed the luxury apartment at 30,000 sq. feet, when in reality it's less than 11,000 sq. feet.

"It was almost de minimis relative to his net worth, so I didn't really focus on it," Weisselberg said during the trial. "I never even thought about the apartment."

ABC News noted:

But Forbes published an article following Weisselberg's appearance that accused him of lying under oath and suggested Weisselberg did think about the apartment because he played a key role in trying to convince the magazine the apartment was as big as Trump's financial statements said.

Weisselbert finally admitted that the triplex was, in fact, well under what he reported on financial statements.

Social media reacts

Many on social media reacted to the news of the former CFO's possible plea deal, with some users suggesting that he should go to prison for perjury instead of being afforded a plea deal.

"No one should be surprised that Alan Weisselberg perjured himself to help trump.Trump was still providing him a huge salary with essential benefits like the apartment where he and his wife live, and the huge tuition bills for Weisselberg’s grandchildren.He’s going back to prison," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "It’s been a long time coming. Weissleberg has been a hold out. Why would he want to spend his last years in prison ?"

Only time will tell if he takes a deal, and if so, what that deal might look like.

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