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Manhattan district attorney seizes financial records of Trump executive's ex-daughter-in-law

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 4/9/2021 Mica Soellner
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The Manhattan District Attorney's Office seized the financial records of the former daughter-in-law of a Trump Organization executive on Thursday as part of the criminal investigation into the former president's private ventures.

Investigators collected the records at Jessica Weisselberg's apartment, where she loaded three boxes and a laptop into a valet cart and wheeled them from her building to a black Jeep. Weisselberg was married to Barry Weisselberg, the son of the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, from 2004 to 2018.

Weisselberg said she had seven boxes full of financial records from her ex-husband and father-in-law, some of which were obtained through her divorce. She was subpoenaed to produce all the records she owns for her ex-husband's bank accounts, credit cards, and statements related to his net worth and taxes.

"My knowledge of the documents and my voice connect the flow of money from various banks and from personal finances that bleed directly into the Trump Organization," Weisselberg told the Washington Post.


Weisselberg said investigators now have all records related to her husband's 2019 and 2020 statements of his net worth, tax returns, and checks from private events that were deposited incorrectly.

New York prosecutors have been conducting a financial investigation into possible insurance and bank fraud by former President Donald Trump and his company.

Investigations, which are being run simultaneously by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James, include a look into whether Allen Weisselberg or his son received untaxed benefits from the Trump Organization.

Vance received the former president's tax returns after a yearlong fight following a Supreme Court ruling that denied Trump's appeal to keep the documents sealed.


Jessica Weisselberg previously said she thinks her former father-in-law will "turn on" Trump because his children's connections to the Trump Organization hold too much criminal liability.

Trump, who denies any wrongdoing, has dismissed the inquiries into him and his business as being motivated by politics. In a statement in February, Trump criticized what he dubbed a "new phenomenon of ‘headhunting’ prosecutors and AGs."

Tags: News, Donald Trump, Trump Organization, New York, New York City, Manhattan, District Attorney, Attorney General, Investigation, Finance

Original Author: Mica Soellner

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