Former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in a decades-long tax fraud scheme.
Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 charges last August and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their case against the Trump Organization.
As part of the plea deal, he admitted that he, and several other top executives, received millions of dollars in off-the-books benefits that included luxury cars and a rent-free luxury apartment in New York City.
After the sentence was announced, Weisselberg was taken into custody and is expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island prison to begin serving his sentence. According to prison consultant Craig Rothfeld, who is advising Weisselberg, Rikers Island is “a byzantine black hole” and he warns him to be vigilant and avoid socializing with other inmates to ensure safety. It’s worth noting that last year 19 inmates died while incarcerated in Rikers Island.
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