A jury convicted former President Donald Trump’s company on multiple tax fraud charges on Tuesday in a New York court.
After deliberating for one day, the jury delivered a guilty verdict on all 17 counts, which included tax fraud and other financial crimes, against the Trump Organization. Prosecutors alleged that executives at the company devised a scheme to avoid paying taxes that included “indirect” payments made to top officers for items like school tuition, apartments and cars. The verdict came after a three-year investigation by prosecutors. Trump was not personally on trial, but prosecutors alleged during the proceedings that he knew of the fraud being committed at the company, a charge he has denied.
The Trump Organization was charged with scheming to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records. The guilty verdicts mean it will now face a $1.6 million fine.
Presumably, authorities will continue their probe into corruption at Trump’s Organization. Sooner or later, we can hope to see the scumbag tossed into a cell for his crimes.