Trump Org CFO’s ex-daughter-in-law says she is kicked out
- The Trump Org CFO’s former daughter-in-law says he’s expelling her for cooperating with prosecutors.
- Allen Weisselberg’s finances come under scrutiny in the criminal case surrounding the Trump organization.
- Prosecutors reportedly wanted to “tip” him to guide them through Trump’s finances.
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Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of Trump’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, told CNN she was being evicted from her apartment because she agreed to work with prosecutors investigating the Trump organization .
“Yesterday I was ordered to leave my apartment within the next seven days. It’s a threat,” she said on CNN’s “New Day” in an interview on Thursday.
“They’re kicking me out,” she added, telling the show host it was “because I’m not mistaken about the information I’m giving.”
Allen Weisselberg, who has led the organization’s finances for four decades and manages the personal finances of the Trump family, is at the heart of the criminal investigation into the Trump organization.
—Alli Hedges Maser (@AllisonLHedges) May 27, 2021
Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office are trying to “tip” him to cooperate and guide investigators through Trump’s financial documents, The Washington Post reported. They work in tandem with prosecutors from the New York Attorney General’s Office, who oversee their own criminal investigation into the personal finances of the Trump Organization and Trump.
Jennifer Weisselberg has previously said she gave prosecutors information relating to her former stepfather’s tax practices as investigators worked to determine whether he, the Trump organization and Trump himself were engaging in tax evasion or financial fraud. She’s been working with prosecutors since the fall, she previously told Insider.
During her 2018 divorce from Allen Weisselberg’s eldest son Barry, Jennifer Weisselberg came into possession of numerous financial documents related to the Trump Organization, she said. She had given prosecutors “seven boxes of documents”, she previously told Insider, and said they contained evidence Allen and Barry Weisselberg had committed tax crimes.
Jennifer Weisselberg told CNN that her former stepfather remained guarantor of the lease on his apartment. She said the deportation was retribution for her cooperation with prosecutors and that she tried to speak directly to Allen Weisselberg, but he ignored her.
“I contacted Allen several times over the past year to try to discuss this privately, with dignity, graciously, within the family,” she said, adding that she had even tried to do so. supplications through Donald Trump Jr. “I haven’t spoken to him since last June.”
An attorney for Allen Weisselberg declined to comment. Jennifer Weisselberg did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
This article has been updated.