A news report has said that lawyers for the Trump Organization have until Monday to convince prosecutors not to file criminal charges against it.
On Thursday, Trump’s lawyers met with Manhattan prosecutors in an attempt to persuade them not to press charges. Meetings like this are routine in financial investigations and allow defense counsel to submit information before a decision is made on whether or not to file charges, The Post reported.
According to NBC News, Trump’s lawyer Ron Fischetti confirmed the meeting, saying that it “looks like they are going to come down with charges against the company, and that is completely outrageous.”
“The corporate office will plead not guilty and we will make an immediate motion to dismiss the case against the corporation,” Fischetti said.
Investigation of Trump’s corporation has taken more than 2 years
The investigation of Trump’s corporation has taken more than two years, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James. The Trump Organization’s financial transactions have been investigated, including if the corporation altered the value of its properties for tax and loan benefits.
Trump’s lawyers met with Manhattan prosecutors Thursday to try and persuade them not to bring the charges. According to The Post, meetings like this are common in financial investigations and allow defense attorneys to present evidence before a decision is made on bringing charges.
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Prosecutors have also questioned witnesses about benefits given to firm executives, potentially to find out if they were taxed properly.
It’s unclear whether the Trump Organization, Trump himself, CFO Allen Weisselberg, or other officials would face charges.
According to Insider’s Jacob Shamsian, Vance’s staff assembled a “special grand jury” last month to hear from witnesses. Jurors will decide whether Trump, the Trump Organization, or other executives will face criminal charges.