Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer for former president Donald Trump's company, turned himself in early Thursday after a grand jury indicted him Wednesday on what are believed to be tax-related charges.
The indictments against Weisselberg and the Trump Organization are expected to be released at 2 p.m. Thursday.
"Mr. Weisselberg, accompanied by his lawyer, Mary E. Mulligan, walked into the Lower Manhattan building that houses the criminal courts and the district attorney's office about 6:20 a.m. He is expected to appear in court in the afternoon along with representatives of the Trump Organization,' the New York Times reported. "The charges against the Trump Organization and Mr. Weisselberg — whom Mr. Trump once praised for doing "whatever was necessary to protect the bottom line" — emerged from the district attorney's sweeping inquiry into the business practices of Mr. Trump and his company."
The Trump Organization issued the following statement in response to Weisselberg's indictment: "Allen Weisselberg is a loving, dedicated husband, father and grandfather who has worked at the Trump Organization for 48 years. He is now being used by the Manhattan District Attorney as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former president. The District Attorney is bringing a criminal prosecution involving employee benefits that neither the IRS nor any other District Attorney would ever think of bringing. This is not justice; this is politics.'
Here's how Twitter reacted to Weisselberg's surrender.
I don't have glee about indictment of weisselberg - that would stoop to their level. I have some restoration of FAI… https://t.co/REaezVcQvi— annier (@annier) 1625140473.0
The Trump Organization and its CFO A. Weisselberg INDICTED! Expect a major counteroffensive from the Trump-GOP di… https://t.co/C27cP3rTx9— Patrick Nova (@Patrick Nova) 1625141327.0
So the Tchump Organization's statement on Weisselberg's indictment practically admits they gave the under-the-table… https://t.co/EuQR37TjWk— The Timberwolf Jam 🇨🇦🇺🇸 (@The Timberwolf Jam 🇨🇦🇺🇸) 1625141296.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Weisselberg's gone down. You're next. Change your drawers, Jr. https://t.co/NHajF09g9W— 🌊 Jumpsuits For Trumpsuits 🇺🇸 🌊 (@🌊 Jumpsuits For Trumpsuits 🇺🇸 🌊) 1625141326.0
this is just the tip of the Weisselberg https://t.co/PLcHIkIuXX— Michael Corcoran (@Michael Corcoran) 1625139798.0
While the Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg are getting indicted today on criminal charges of tax evasion &… https://t.co/Vb9YhHdANx— 🚨 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 🚨 (@🚨 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐥𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 🚨) 1625135002.0
Today we’re going to hear about all sorts of schemes the Trump Org used to avoid paying taxes for itself and its em… https://t.co/5TuUZUSOMh— Mike Hettinger (@Mike Hettinger) 1625139344.0
@bblock29 Weisselberg going to rat Trumpy out I love it https://t.co/hiiFgnbEJg— Steven V🌊🇺🇲🌊🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦 (@Steven V🌊🇺🇲🌊🇨🇦❤️🇨🇦) 1625139384.0
"Allen Weisselberg...? I've never heard of him." - Trump (if he was allowed to tweet)— Translate Things (@Translate Things) 1625138439.0
Dear Allen Weisselberg: They are not bluffing. Seriously. Very truly yours, Tristan Snell (Former NY AAG who pr… https://t.co/rNv5Y1LElc— Tristan Snell (@Tristan Snell) 1625078087.0