NEW UPDATE: Trump Organization, CFO Allen Weisselberg indicted on tax charges

A grand jury in Manhattan has indicted the Trump Organization, long managed by former President Donald Trump, and its chief financial officer in connection with tax-related offenses, a person familiar with the matter told USA TODAY late Wednesday.

The specific charges, expected to be unsealed Thursday, were not immediately clear.

Allen Weisselberg, the company’s CFO, was expected to face charges for allegedly failing to pay taxes on fringe benefits from the company, and turned himself in Thursday.

“Mr. Weisselberg has pled not guilty and intends to fight these charges in court,” attorney Bryan Skarlatos said in a statement Thursday. 

The charges are part of a long-running inquiry headed by the Manhattan district attorney and New York’s attorney general into the operations of the Trump family real estate business. The district attorney’s office also declined comment.

The charges come just days after Trump Organization attorneys met with local prosecutors in a failed attempt to persuade them not to proceed with their case, Trump Organization lawyer Ron Fischer said. 

Fischetti told USA TODAY last week that prosecutors had not succeeded in securing the cooperation of Weissmuller, and that he expected charges to be filed against the company and possibly Weissmuller, as soon as this week. 

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