Judge Juan Merchan of Manhattan District Court said today, in New York (USA), that the trial of the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, will be next summer.
The New York coroner has indicated he will seek a trial date in late August or early September. However, this schedule can change, as is often the case in court.
The operation against Weisselberg and the Trump Organization for the family of former President Donald Trump may coincide with the run-up to the 2022 midterm elections, according to a media analysis.
This may be a negative coincidence for the former president who still insists on stealing the 2020 election and is considering the possibility of returning as the leading GOP candidate.
According to the New York Times, a Manhattan criminal court judge set the calendar Monday during an appearance at that forum for the Trump and Weiselberg Organization.
“We have good reason to believe there may be other allegations,” said Brian Scarlatos, an attorney for Weiselberg, who has been charged with tax evasion on more than $1.7 million in liens that prosecutors said should have been declared as income.
Other employees of the business group are also being investigated for receiving the same undisclosed royalties, such as free apartments and rental cars.
The Times noted that if the timetable continues on track, the impeachment could begin in the final weeks of a turbulent political season and continue to cast its shadows on Trump, who has repeatedly indicated he could run for president again.
It also comes after Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney who investigated the former president’s family business for years, left his post.
The Times estimated that the legal process could complicate Republican candidates’ confidence in the former president’s appeal, and encourage their Democratic opponents to turn competitive races into a referendum on him, as California Governor Gavin Newsom successfully did. week.
During his court appearance in July, Weisselberg was charged with tax fraud, grand theft and other crimes, and the Trump Organization was accused of facilitating what prosecutors described as a 15-year tax evasion conspiracy.
Although he has pleaded not guilty to the charges, the official has been removed from leadership positions in the company and prosecutors are pressing him to cooperate with their broader investigation into the former president’s business.
If the boss is convicted, he could face more than a decade in prison and not be able to get a pardon from his boss.
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