Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

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FILE - Former President Donald Trump s((AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File))
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 3:30 PM CST
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NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump’s company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars.

As punishment, the Trump Organization could be fined up to $1.6 million. The guilty verdict Tuesday day came on the second day of deliberations in the only criminal trial to arise from the Manhattan district attorney’s three-year investigation of the former president and his businesses.

Longtime Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg previously pleaded guilty to hatching the 15-year scheme. He testified at the trial in exchange for a promised five-month jail sentence.