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Manhattan DA, Trump Org attorney on guilty verdict

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York - 6 December 20221. Wide of attorneys exiting the courtroom2. Wide of Trump Org attorney Alan Futerfas surrounded by reportersANNOTATION: Donald Trump's company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alan Futerfas, attorney representing Trump Organization:++AUDIO AS INCOMING++UPSOUND (Off camera reporter: 'Your initial reaction to the verdict?') (Futerfas) "We'll certainly be appealing, of course, and a novel and really interesting issue developed during the trial, obviously the definition of 'in behalf of' and what that means, and we filed a lot of papers, the defense team, about what those words mean. They were enacted in 1965. The judge recognized there was not a lot of definition on that at all. And certainly that will be one of the arguments that we make."4.SOUNDBITE (English) Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney:++AUDIO AS INCOMING++"The former president's companies now stand convicted of crimes. That is consequential. It underscores that in Manhattan, we have one standard of justice for all. As the jury (unintelligible) indicated, this was a case about lying and cheating, false documents to the end of evading taxes to individuals and the corporations. They've now been held accountable in a court of law right here in Manhattan."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Donald Trump's company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars. As punishment, the Trump Organization could be fined up to $1.6 million.The guilty verdict Tuesday day came on the second day of deliberations in the only criminal trial to arise from the Manhattan district attorney's three-year investigation of the former president and his businesses. Longtime Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg previously pleaded guilty to hatching the 15-year scheme. He testified at the trial in exchange for a promised five-month jail sentence.AP Video shot by Michael Sisak===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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