The Trump Organization was found guilty in the high-profile New York criminal tax fraud case on Tuesday which could subject Trump’s real estate company to a $1.6 million fine.
The Trump Org was found guilty on all 17 counts against the company including tax fraud, falsifying business records, conspiracy and related crimes. Sentencing is set for Jan 13.
Just ahead of the verdict, Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social where he wrote, “Murder and Violent Crime is at an all time high in NYC, and the D.A.’s office has spent almost all of its time & money fighting a political Witch Hunt for D.C. against ‘Trump’ over Fringe Benefits,” adding that “no MURDER CASE has gone to trial in 6 years, much to the consternation of victims mothers and families who are devastated that NOTHING is being done to bring JUSTICE. Too busy on ‘Donald.’”
Needless to say, the prosecution had a more celebratory tone following the verdict.
“This case was about greed and cheating,” said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. “Today’s verdict holds these Trump companies accountable for their long-running criminal scheme.”