Manhattan DA seizes boxes full of Trump Organization financial records and laptops from CFO Allen Weisselberg’s daughter-in-law as part of criminal probe into Donald’s business dealings
- Jennifer Weisselberg handed over three boxes of documents and a laptop
- She was married to Barry Weisselberg from 2004 to 2018
- Former father-in-law Allen Weisselberg has been top Trump exec for decades
- Subpoena sought documents about Wollman Rink
Prosecutors in Manhattan on Thursday took multiple boxes of information from the home of the former daughter-in-law of top Trump Organization exec Allen Weisselberg – in the latest sign they are focusing the company’s chief financial officer.
Jennifer Weisselberg, who used to be married to the executives son Barry, also a Trump Organization employee, delivered the materials outside of her New York apartment.
Jennifer Weisselberg said earlier this month he will ‘turn on’ Donald Trump and revealed she has already given documents to prosecutors investigating the former president. She has said she has seven boxes of records – although a copy of the subpoena and images obtained by the Washington Post showed she furnished three of them, plus a laptop computer.
She wheeled the materials out of her apartment building to a black Jeep.
She was married to Barry Weisselberg from 2004 to 2018 and the couple went through a divorce, and says she was able to obtain financial information through litigation.
The document handoff is the latest sign that investigators are focusing on Weisselberg, whose tenure at the Trump Organization goes back to his time working for Trump’s father, as part of Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance’s probe into Trump’s finances.
The documents were obtained under a grand jury subpoena that specifically seeks documents related to the Trump-operated Wollman Rink in Central Park, which Barry Weisselberg managed.
Once a talking point for Trump on the campaign trail as a turnaround story, the rink became a flashpoint after the January 6th Capitol riot when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city was pulling out of contracts with the Trump Organization. The rink was operated on a cash-only basis.
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Weisselberg ran the Trump Organization along with Trump’s adult sons Don Jr. and Eric during Trump’s time in the White House.
A source told the Post last month prosecutors are seeking to ‘flip’ Weisselberg in order to obtain his cooperation in their probe of Trump.
Jennifer Weisselberg told CNN she thinks her father-in-law would flip.
‘I think that he’ll turn on him,’ she said. ‘I think that his sons have too much liability,’ she said.
She also said investigators were seeking information about a Trump-owned apartment she lived in for years presented as a ‘gift’ where the couple lived for years and didn’t pay rent.
She told CBS news last month that she had been interviewed by prosecutors from Vance’s office and the state attorney general’s office, and told CBS they sought information on the arrangement.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen identified Allen Weisselberg as being involved in the scheme to provide hush payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump.
Trump has denied wrongdoing, and charges have not alleged any wrongdoing by the Weisselbergs in the probe of Trump’s finances.