Two Trump firms found guilty in tax fraud case

CNN: New York court finds two Trump firms guilty in tax fraud case

A Manhattan jury found former U.S. President Donald Trump’s companies Trump Corp. and Trump Payroll Corp. guilty of tax fraud and document forgery. This was reported by CNN on December 6.

It is noted that the investigation concluded the fraud with the failure to report to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the payment of taxes on compensation to senior managers for nearly 15 years.

The companies face a maximum penalty of $1.61 million. Organizations definitely are not threatened with closure by the court, since the laws of New York do not provide for such a possibility.

The ex-president himself and his relatives are not in the case and they are not threatened.

Earlier, on November 28, Donald Trump accused the U.S. Department of Justice of being corrupt. In particular, the politician said that the agency offered money to various people close to Trump for lying about him.

On November 19, Trump criticized the appointment by the U.S. Justice Department of a special prosecutor who will investigate cases concerning secret documents found in the former president’s estate and the January 2021 protests in Washington. Trump called the decision “the worst politicization of justice in the country.”

On August 8, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida amid a Justice Department investigation into his removal of official presidential documents to the Palm Beach estate. The search warrant was coordinated with the U.S. Justice Department.

FBI officials seized nearly a hundred documents of various levels of secrecy from Trump. It was also reported that the search of Trump’s estate was conducted on charges of unlawful use of defense information, theft and destruction of documents. The declassified search warrant says the former head of state is suspected of violating the Espionage Act.

The former president said the FBI had no need to seize documents found in a search of his estate because he was willing to hand them over voluntarily. In September, Trump claimed that the documents he took out of the White House to his Florida estate were declassified by him as president.

On January 6, 2021, Trump supporters, dissatisfied with the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election and believing the results were rigged, staged a protest on Capitol Hill in Washington. Protesters attempted to seize the building and stormed inside. As a result, the Capitol building was vandalized, five people were killed, including a police officer, and several dozen were injured and arrested.

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