Jennifer Weisselberg ‘told prosecutors Trump would cover her children’s school fees’


Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer told New York prosecutors that Donald Trump offered to cover her children’s private school fees instead of a raise, a report claims.

The ex-wife of Barry Weisselberg made the claims in a Zoom interview with investigators on June 25, according to The Daily Beast, and if true could directly implicate Trump in the ongoing tax fraud case.

Prosecutors claim that the Trump Organization was using a scheme to pay people staffers with perks such as company cars and apartments in order to avoid paying taxes.

The Trump Organization and the former president have denied the allegations and insist it is part of a political witch hunt. 

Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer told New York prosecutors that Donald Trump offered to cover her children’s private school fees instead of a raise, a report claims. She is pictured above with her ex-husband Barry

The former president claims the criminal investigations are part of a bid to hurt a potential run for president in 2024, which he has still not confirmed. 

She claims she told prosecutors that in January 2012 she watched in Trump Tower as her husband Barry discussed compensation with Trump, the report suggests.

Trump allegedly told Barry that he wouldn’t be getting a pay rise, but his children would receive tuition to the elite $47,540-a-year Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. 

‘Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered,’ Trump allegedly told Jennifer during the meeting.

The Daily Beast reported that Carey Dunne, the Manhattan DA’s general counsel, and Mark Pomerantz, a former mob prosecutor and white collar crime specialist brought in to help the sweeping investigation, were on the call with Jennifer. 

Prosecutors are already believed to have combed through documents from Jennifer Weisselberg’s divorce in 2018. 

Her ex Barry Weisselberg is the longtime manager of the Wollman ice rink in Central Park.

There are previous reports that when he testified during their split in 2018 he described how his Trump Organization CFO father covered the cost of their Upper East Side apartment, while their salary didn’t change for five years.

Prosecutors claim that the Trump Organization was using a scheme to pay people staffers with perks such as company cars and apartments in order to avoid paying taxes. CFO Allen Weisselberg is pictured in court last week

Prosecutors claim that the Trump Organization was using a scheme to pay people staffers with perks such as company cars and apartments in order to avoid paying taxes. CFO Allen Weisselberg is pictured in court last week

Earlier this week it was revealed that Allen Weisselberg had been stripped as officer from dozens of subsidiaries after he was indicted on tax fraud charges.

They included Mar-Lago and Trump Payroll Corp.

The 73-year-old was listed as treasurer, director, vice president and secretary of Trump Payroll, which handles the salaries of staffers in the Trump business empire.

Now Donald Trump Jr. is listed as executive vice president, director, secretary, treasurer and vice president and Eric Trump is listed as president, director and chairman, according to Florida Department of State business records.

Trump allegedly told Barry that he wouldn't be getting a pay rise, but his children would receive tuition to the elite $47,540-a-year Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School

Trump allegedly told Barry that he wouldn’t be getting a pay rise, but his children would receive tuition to the elite $47,540-a-year Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School

It was also reported last week that Weisselberg was terminated as a director at Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited. The report did not detail the other firms where his roll has changed.

There are also discussions for wholesale changes for Weisselberg’s role in the Trump family business, two weeks after he was dragged into a New York court in handcuffs and accused of running a 15-year tax fraud scheme.

He has pleaded not guilty to 15 state charges, including grand larceny.

However he is expected to remain as CFO at company he has worked at since 1973, according to multiple reports.

Weisselberg was indicted two weeks ago on ‘sweeping and audacious’ tax and fraud charges, after prosecutors of taking a total of $1.7 million in perks and compensation that the longtime CFO and the Trump Organization did not declare in tax filings.

Last Monday he was photographed returning to work at Trump Tower in Manhattan in his white Mercedes.

He was also captured in images first revealed by DailyMail.com the day before the indictment came down.

The images backed-up claims he will not ‘flip’ on the Trump and the company he has led for decades.

Weisselberg is likely to face enormous pressure to cooperate with prosecutors after they revealed charges spanning years that could bring multiple counts and a long prison sentence if the 73 year old were to be convicted.

Prosecutors claim that the Trump Organization was using a scheme to pay people staffers with perks such as company cars and apartments in order to avoid paying taxes. The Trump Organization and the former president have denied the allegations and insist it is part of a political witch hunt

Prosecutors claim that the Trump Organization was using a scheme to pay people staffers with perks such as company cars and apartments in order to avoid paying taxes. The Trump Organization and the former president have denied the allegations and insist it is part of a political witch hunt

The off-the-books perks allegedly include lease payments for Mercedes cars for Weisselberg and his wife, an apartment in Manhattan, and tuition fees for his grandchildren at a top prep school.

Trump at a rally in Sarasota on July 3 fiercely defended the longtime executive who first served his father, Fred – even while tossing out lines that might gives Weisselberg’s attorneys headaches.

‘It’s reminiscent of a communist dictatorship targeting their political opponents,’ Trump told a crowd of supporters.



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