Prosecutors allege 15-year tax scheme, charge Trump Organization on 15 felony counts

A Manhattan grand jury filed the indictments against Weisselberg and the Trump organization Wednesday.
Trump, Trump Jr. Weisselberg.
Donald Trump, Donald Jr., Allen Weisselberg, February 27, 2019, New York City.
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Federal prosecutors on Thursday officially unsealed the indictments against Trump Organizations CFO Allen Weisselberg, charging him on 15 counts of alleged tax-related crimes.

Prosecutors in court described a 15-year tax scheme resulting in charges against Weisselberg related to grand larceny and again him and the Trump Organization related to an alleged scheme to defraud.

The prosecutors allege Weisselberg evaded taxes on $1.7 million and said they have bookkeeping and tax records and statements from potential witnesses, according to CNN.

The charges against Weisselberg are related to allegedly evading taxes on fringe benefits such as cars, apartments, and private-school tuition he received from the company.

The Manhattan grand jury filed the indictments on Wednesday against the Trump Organization, founded by former President Trump. Weisselberg surrendered Thursday morning to the Manhattan district attorney's office.

The indictment results are from more than two years of investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.