Get the latest update on the Trump fraud trial as the judge scrutinizes a potential perjury plea deal for Allen Weisselberg, the former CFO of the Trump Organization
Allen Weissel Faces Perjury Charge Impact on Trump NY Fraud Trial
The court has voiced reservations about a prospective perjury plea deal involving former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, which has changed the Trump fraud trial. Judge Arthur Engoron has asked lawyers how a report revealing Weisselberg’s talks of pleading guilty to perjury may affect the trial’s eventual verdict.
Weisselberg’s Legal Dilemma Deepens in the Trump NY Fraud Trial
Weisselberg’s October civil court evidence was cut short after charges of lying under oath raised questions about its credibility. The spotlight has been on Weisselberg’s evidence about a Trump Tower apartment’s valuation, but the judge has hinted that if he admits to perjury, his hours-long testimony may be questioned.
The judge’s attention to this event delayed his January 31 ruling. The judge’s careful review of the proposed perjury plea offer marks a crucial point in the legal process, despite the defendants’ denials.
Judge’s Scrutiny Shifts Trial Dynamics in the Trump NY Fraud Trial
After his guilty plea in the 2022 Trump Organization criminal tax fraud case, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has been negotiating with Weisselberg about a perjury plea.
How Judge Engoron handles the consequences of this plea deal on Weisselberg’s credibility could have far-reaching effects on the trial.
Recent developments in the Trump fraud trial highlight the intricacy and importance of this legal battle, with the judge’s thorough approach molding the proceedings.