17 Facts About Allen Weisselberg


Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 criminal charges on August 18,2022.

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Allen Weisselberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the borough's Brownsville neighborhood.

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Allen Weisselberg graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in nearby East New York, before receiving a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pace University in 1970.

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Allen Weisselberg began working as an accountant for Gravesend-based real estate magnate Fred Trump in 1973.

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Allen Weisselberg was a board member and treasurer of the Donald J Trump Foundation.

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In 2017, Allen Weisselberg said in a deposition to New York State investigators that he was not aware he was a board member "at least for the last 10 or 15 years".

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Allen Weisselberg has handled the household expenses of the Trump family.

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On January 11,2017, shortly before Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States, the Trump Organization announced that Allen Weisselberg would manage the company along with Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

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Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer at the start of his presidency, said that Allen Weisselberg had arranged for the Trump Organization to pay Cohen $35,000 a month, to reimburse him for hush money Trump had asked Cohen to pay adult film actress Stormy Daniels in the weeks before the 2016 election, to keep her from talking publicly about an affair she says she had with Trump.

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In July 2018, Allen Weisselberg was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury regarding the Cohen investigation.

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Allen Weisselberg surrendered to the Manhattan District Attorney's office in New York City on July 1,2021, hours before the grand jury's indictments against him and the Trump Organization were unsealed.

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Allen Weisselberg was charged with 15 felony counts for evading $344,745 in taxes over 15 years.

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Allen Weisselberg initially pleaded not guilty, but on August 18,2022, he pleaded guilty to all 15 counts.

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In 1978, Allen Weisselberg purchased a modest ranch-style house in Wantagh, New York, a suburban hamlet in Long Island's Nassau County.

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Former daughter-in-law Jennifer Allen Weisselberg has asserted that Donald Trump disparaged the Wantagh residence at a 2004 family shiva.

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Allen Weisselberg's son Jack Weisselberg is a loan-origination executive at Ladder Capital, which has acted as a lender to the Trump Organization.

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In 2004, Allen Weisselberg appeared as a judge on the seventh episode of the second season of The Apprentice.

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