Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization CFO, surrenders on tax fraud charges

Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organizations chief financial officer and one of President Donald Trumps longestserving lieutenants, has surrendered to the Manhattan District Attorneys office on charges that he and other Trump executives engaged in a longrunning tax fraud scheme.

Weisselbergs lawyers told reporters he planned to plead not guilty to the charges and will fight the case in court.

The Manhattan DAs office announced the charges against Weisselberg and other Trump execs on Tuesday, alleging they had engaged in a decadeslong scheme to siphon money from the Trump Foundation, which was supposed to be a nonprofit charity, to pay for personal and political expenses.

Weisselberg has long been seen as one of the few people who knows the details of how the Trump Organization operated, and was known asthe account by insiders.

He was called to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform during its probe of the Trump Foundation, and his role in the alleged tax scheme was probed by The New York Times.