21 Facts About Allen Weisselberg


Allen Howard Weisselberg was born on August 15,1947 and is an American businessman who was the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization.


In 2022, Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty to 15 criminal charges including grand larceny, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.


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


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.


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


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


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".


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Allen Weisselberg initially pleaded not guilty, but on August 18,2022, he pleaded guilty to all 15 counts of grand larceny, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.


In November 2022, Allen Weisselberg testified at the Trump Organization's tax fraud trial, stating that the real estate company cleaned up its tax practices in anticipation of additional scrutiny after Trump entered the White House and left his sons, Donald Trump Jr.


Allen Weisselberg testified that during the cleanup, Trump's sons knew the company paid executives' personal expenses that were not reported as income, and provided bonuses as if they were independent contractors.


On January 10,2023, Allen Weisselberg was sentenced to five months in the infirmary unit of Rikers Island with a projected release date of 19 April 2023.


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


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


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


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