Trump Indictments (NY, GA, Jan 6, etc.)

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From the link:

A criminal court jury in New York on Tuesday found the Trump Organization guilty of all charges in a sweeping, 15-year tax fraud scheme that prosecutors said was orchestrated by top executives at the company.

Jurors deliberated for just over a day before returning the guilty verdicts.

The Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, its former longtime chief financial officer, were indicted last year after a multi-year investigation into the company’s financial practices by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

 
From the link:

  • The Trump Organization was found criminally liable of tax fraud on Tuesday after a six-week trial.
  • The conviction could ban Trump from doing business with the federal government.
  • A ban could end his 'exorbitant' billing of Secret Service agents who protect him at his resorts.
Donald Trump's real-estate and golf-resort empire was found guilty on Tuesday for tax crimes committed by the company's two top financial executives, a verdict that followed a six-week trial in state court in Manhattan.

The Trump Organization now faces up to $1.6 million in penalities when it's sentenced on January 13. But there's another threatened cost, and it's something government spending watchdogs have been urging for years.

The conviction could prompt the government to bar the Trump Organization from doing business as a federal contractor, including cutting off the spigot of Trump's lucrative — and critics say exorbitant — billing of Secret Service agents who stay at his properties while protecting the former president and his family.

 
Bummer. I bet the Trump organization will appeal.

It's a really good thing that Trump signed over all his business to his sons when he became POTUS...

Now we need to investigate the Biden Crime Family... with as much zeal
 
meanwhile

Weiners laptop…….5+ years , crickets and dust

Hunters laptop…….no crimes to see here

Jizzlain convicted of trafficking minor children……no customers arrested


nothing but maggot feces by criminals in suits and robes
 
Now we need to investigate the Biden Crime Family... with as much zeal


Mary Trump just put out a vid, Michael Cohen giving interviews, MSNBC & CNN hosting all sorts of commentators, news pages aglow. All talking about the verdict and wondering when Trump will be indicted. No one even mentioning Biden. Just Trump. And they have pitch forks and torches out.

Now the Manhattan DA sez "No one is above the law."
 
What they went after was the use of company cars, hotels etc. by the officers of the Trump org.

Nobody in the US claims any of that as a taxable event. It's never been done before.

This sets a precedent to go after ALL the corporations that have 'perks'.
 
8 minutes

Trump Knew All: Cohen Eyes Trump Himself After Company Guilty Of Crimes​

MSNBC
Dec 6, 2022



In his first interview moments after The Trump Org was convicted on all 17 counts, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen joins MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber on “The Beat.” Trump’s entire company found guilty of criminal tax fraud, conspiracy and falsifying records. Cohen saying Trump knew about everything happening financially within his company and adding “I believe if in fact they did indict him tomorrow, the same crimes and the same criminal behavior could be exposed and identified for a jury.”

_______________________________________________

Michael Cohen's Mea Culpa podcasts are always entertaining. Usually listen to them while surfing the web or working around the house. Here's the liknk:

MEA CULPA Podcast
 

Trump’s Reckoning With the Rule of Law​

Opinion by David Frum • 3h ago

So here’s a clue as to why Donald Trump did not want anyone reading his individual tax returns. His company has just been convicted of criminal fraud for evading taxes on benefits paid to executives.

The accused was Trump’s company, not Trump himself. Nor was Trump one of the executives accused of evasion. Yet the jeopardy to Trump personally is very near and very real.

New York State’s prosecutors asserted at trial that Trump had explicitly approved the evasion scheme: “This is all part of the Trump executive compensation package. Free cars for you, free cars for your wife, free apartments for you, free apartments for your kids. Why not pay them more? Because it would cost them double to give them raises rather than give them the cars on the down-low.”

[David A. Graham: It’s just fraud all the way down]

The jury’s verdicts cast light on a series of related questions that now loom large.

Continues here:

 
New York State’s prosecutors asserted at trial that Trump had explicitly approved the evasion scheme:
assertions... sound a lot like 'anonymous sources'... ALL corporations give 'perks'.

Heck, Nancy gets a free jet ride around the world - does she claim THAT on her taxes??
 
Always enjoy Mike's take on things.

Michael Cohen: When workng for Trump ‘you think you’re not going to get caught’​

Jan 10, 2023


Former Trump attorney and host of the “Mea Culpa” podcast Michael Cohen and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance react to the former Trump Org. CFO Allen Weisselberg being served a five month sentence at Rikers Island. 10:38
 
Being forthright?? LOL the prosecution must PROVE their case. That Weisselberg didn't admit anything (taking the 5th?) doesn't help their case, they still have to prove it.

It's a two tiered justice system. This is why I don't listen to MSNBC, aka MSM. It's all negative 'opinion' about "Trump's corruption"... That's all you ever hear from the MSM "Trump is corrupt"... like a stupid parrot repeating the same lie over and over.

I can hardly wait until we did into Biden's corruption. But of course we'll never hear about that even though we can clearly SEE it.
 
ANew York appeals court ruled Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was "correctly" held in contempt last year for failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state's attorney general.

Trump paid $110,000 in fines related to the contempt order, but also appealed the ruling. The money has since been held in escrow.

The April 25, 2022, contempt finding came after he contested a subpoena seeking records related to his personal finances and the financing of several properties. Trump claimed he had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, leading to demands by the judge and the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James that his attorneys provide detailed explanations of how they conducted their search.

 

Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury​

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a grand jury empaneled by the Manhattan District Attorney's office — the first time a former president has been criminally charged in the history of the United States.


More sources:


 
Let's remember...........innocent until proven guilty. Let the system and the procedure play out.
 
It's so obviously political, and ignoring facts...my guess is (and has been) this is to provoke the Deplorables into rioting.

January 6 was so much fun...for THEM...they want a repeat, writ large.
 
This is not going to end well for NYC and it’s judiciary who will be forced to go along with this stupidity. The whole system is going to be put under a spotlight with the public watching that will make the clown show trials in DC look like small potatoes.

NYC is already a $h1t show. Now imagine groups like truckers refusing to service NYC in protest. Better yet there’s only two major corridors for truck traffic: I-80/I-95 & I-278. Close those routes with protests and NYC and unfortunately Long Island where I live will grind to a halt. In fact those routes close themselves due to accidents anyway. Freight rail traffic is almost nonexistent in NYC. The NY & Atlantic RR only has 10 locomotives, if they are all running.

Add food and fuel shortages to the mix from protests and the NYC 1970s riots and looting will be on steroid repeat.

I bet somewhere in NYC judges are drawing straws to see who gets this career ending trial. The judge will be damned if he does or if he doesn’t.

The old saying be careful what you wish for because you might get it will ring true for the NYC liberals.
 
This is not going to end well for NYC and it’s judiciary who will be forced to go along with this stupidity. The whole system is going to be put under a spotlight with the public watching that will make the clown show trials in DC look like small potatoes.

NYC is already a $h1t show. Now imagine groups like truckers refusing to service NYC in protest. Better yet there’s only two major corridors for truck traffic: I-80/I-95 & I-278. Close those routes with protests and NYC and unfortunately Long Island where I live will grind to a halt. In fact those routes close themselves due to accidents anyway. Freight rail traffic is almost nonexistent in NYC. The NY & Atlantic RR only has 10 locomotives, if they are all running.

Add food and fuel shortages to the mix from protests and the NYC 1970s riots and looting will be on steroid repeat.

I bet somewhere in NYC judges are drawing straws to see who gets this career ending trial. The judge will be damned if he does or if he doesn’t.

The old saying be careful what you wish for because you might get it will ring true for the NYC liberals.
My parents grew up in West Hempstead, I still have cousins there. I hope you have access to a boat OldGarandDad.

I still live in upstate NY 🤮, I hope what you predict comes true.
 
My parents grew up in West Hempstead, I still have cousins there. I hope you have access to a boat OldGarandDad.

I still live in upstate NY 🤮, I hope what you predict comes true.
I’m in Merrick and well provisioned. I have a few boat and plane owners who owe me favors if needed.
 

NYT: Donald Trump has been indicted​

"Felony charges" still under still seal​


Techno Fog


Breaking news from the New York Times today:

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald J. Trump on Thursday for his role in paying hush money to a porn star, according to four people with knowledge of the matter, a historic development that will shake up the 2024 presidential race and forever mark him as the nation’s first former president to face criminal charges.​

The felony indictment, filed under seal by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, will likely be announced in the coming days. By then, prosecutors working for the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, will have asked Mr. Trump to surrender and to face arraignment on charges that remain unknown for now.​

A felony indictment. We’ll have more information and more analysis after the indictment is unsealed. But as we stated yesterday regarding the reported “delays” and the potential charges:

“In New York, the falsification of business records is a misdemeanor that is subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Bragg, however, is supposedly pursuing felony charges against Trump for falsifying business records to conceal federal campaign finance violations. The felony has a five-year statute of limitations, one which Bragg can manipulate to perhaps apply to Trump.​

The indictment is an absolute scandal, the banana republic on parade, the prosecutor using the weapons of his office to attack his political opponent.

Bragg and his predecessor’s slow-walking of the investigation, with its inception by Manhattan DA goes back to 2019, evidences both the dubious nature of the case against Trump and the political motivations for prosecuting Trump. Theoretically, this should be a simple case. Yet the investigation went on for nearly five years, despite what they’ve possessed: overzealous prosecutors who wanted to charge Trump with racketeering, the cooperating witnesses, the likely millions of pages of materials from the Trump Organization.

Now suddenly, the insanely pro-criminal Manhattan DA, who demanded his prosecutors reduce charges for violent criminals, is prioritizing law and order. It’s hard to believe there are legitimate reasons – for prosecutors, that means seeking justice – for that transformation. Why bring the case now? It’s the start of the 2024 presidential campaign season.

You can’t help but think of the political calculations that went on in Bragg’s head. Not only does he benefit personally, now elevated to a liberal folk hero after being the prosecutor to finally get Trump (a campaign promise he keeps), but this throws a grenade into the Republican race. Will the GOP base rally to Trump? How will the other candidates respond?

And what will this do for the undecideds and the independents and the swing voters – those who are essential to victory in 2024?

Some of those questions will be answered in the short term. Some of them won’t be answered until election day, assuming Trump gets the GOP nod.

That’s because the case won’t go away. It’s illegitimate and political, but it’s here to stay for the time being. Don’t be surprised if the trial date is set for the first half of 2024. And don’t understate the danger to Trump, who will face a jury of Biden voters. Biden won Manhattan 86.7% to 12.3% according to the New York Times. The jury of Trump’s peers will be friendly to the prosecution. That’s all the Manhattan DA might need to secure a conviction. Trump could very well win on appeal but the damage - which carries national repercussions - might already have been done.

And that’s the whole point of this dirty scheme.

 
My parents grew up in West Hempstead, I still have cousins there. I hope you have access to a boat OldGarandDad.

I still live in upstate NY 🤮, I hope what you predict comes true.
I kinda have to snicker at this. I'm from Long Island (born in Nassau County) and spent many years in the Southern Tier and Niagara Frontier regions.

Almost bought a condo, in retirement, at Chautauqua Institution (a private cultural center and resort)

I didn't. This seems like...if not suicide for the Vampire State, at the very-least, gasoline on the fire. Nobody wins here; and Gnu Yark come off, more and more, looking more backwards and ignorant than Dogpatch.

I smirk, living, now, in Big Sky Country....
 
This is exactly what is wrong with politicians today

 
but hey, headlines!

Has the Statute of Limitations Run Out on the Stormy Daniels Payment? Depends How You Count | Opinion​

AHARON SCHRIEBER , FORMER ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN NEW YORK CITY
ON 3/21/23

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office appears increasingly close to obtaining an indictment of former President Donald Trump over an alleged 2016 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Trump was reportedly invited to testify before a grand jury, usually a sign that an indictment is coming, and over the weekend, Trump wrote on social media platform Truth Social that he expects to be arrested and called for protests.

New York's police spent the early part of this week preparing for a raucous showdown. But it may have been premature. The grand jury might hear from a witness who called into question DA Alvin Bragg's main witness, Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen.

More importantly, potential criminal charges could be subject to dismissal due to New York's laws regarding statute of limitations for criminal offenses.

New York's Criminal Procedure Law establishes that the statute of limitations is two years for misdemeanors and five years for felonies, barring exceptions for certain heinous crimes like rape or murder. While it is not public knowledge exactly which charges Trump faces, it is expected that all charges are either non-violent felonies or misdemeanors, meaning that unless DA Bragg's office is able to indict Trump for a crime that took place in March of 2018 or later, Trump's alleged crimes are barred from prosecution under the statute of limitations.

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