Opinion | The Trump case may be unusual. But if true, it’s brazen tax fraud.

July 3, 2021 ☼ trumptax-fraud

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | The Trump case may be unusual. But if true, it’s brazen tax fraud.

The most astonishing — and damning — part is that the Trump Organization kept careful records of it all. It maintained two sets of books, one that showed Weisselberg’s compensation as reported to tax authorities, the second that recorded in detail how much he was actually receiving — as the indictment explains, “ensuring that he was not paid more than his pre-authorized, fixed amount of gross compensation.” Underreporting the compensation didn’t just help Weisselberg — it benefited the Trump Organization, which avoided having to ante up for payroll taxes on the unreported income.

The net is closing in. I hope it is airtight. DJT is a slippery fella.