According to a person familiar with the situation, the Manhattan district attorney’s office is expected to charge former President Donald Trump’s namesake company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, with tax evasion in connection with a variety of perks and benefits given to employees as soon as Thursday.
Despite the fact that Trump was the subject of many federal and state investigations throughout his presidency, the district attorney’s indictment would be the first to accuse his business, the Trump Organization, with allegedly illegal behavior.
According to his lawyer, Trump is not likely to face charges.
A spokesman for Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance declined to comment. A lawyer for the Trump Organization didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Mary Mulligan, a lawyer for Weisselberg, did not respond to a request for comment.
The expected charges are set to come after lawyers for the Trump Organization met twice with prosecutors in recent days to present arguments about why the company shouldn’t face criminal charges.