The Trump Organization and its financial director, Allen Wisselberg, were indicted for alleged tax crimes

The Trump Organization and its financial director Allen Wisselberg

The Trump Organization and its financial director, Allen Wisselberg, were indicted on Wednesday for alleged tax crimes by a Manhattan grand jury, although the charges are expected to be revealed this Thursday, US media report.

While it is expected that neither former United States President Donald Trump nor his children will be included in the charges, it is expected that Wisselberg will surrender to the authorities this Thursday morning, sources informed CNN.

The case in which the organization and the CFO were indicted is part of the criminal investigation of the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, and refers to the unpaid taxes for benefits granted to Wisselberg.

According to the Bloomberg agency, these would include an apartment or a company car.

Any charges against the 73-year-old Weisselberg will increase pressure on Trump’s loyal aide, who has served the family for more than 40 years and is the only person not surnamed Trump that the former president entrusts his money to.

The organization’s chief financial officer has negotiated Trump’s loans, co-signs his accounts, helps process his taxes and, together with the former president’s children, has overseen the trust that held all of Trump’s assets while he was in office.

As for the company, a business conglomerate that is mainly dedicated to the management and development of real estate, “the direct consequences of any criminal conviction could be a massive fine or could include some type of probation,” according to the former federal prosecutor. Miriam Baer.

Trump was forced to relinquish control of the firm to his sons in 2017 upon assuming the U.S. Presidency, but he has never fully disassociated himself.