Trump’s Former CFO Sentenced to 5-Month Imprisonment for Perjury

The former Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, was sentenced to five months in prison on Wednesday for perjury stemming from former President Trump’s civil fraud case.

Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s longtime financial gatekeeper, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony perjury last month as part of a deal with the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

The charges stemmed from a 2020 deposition with the New York attorney general’s office as it built its sprawling civil fraud case against the Trump Organization, but as part of the deal, he also admitted to lying during his trial testimony and another deposition last year.

In his July 17, 2020, deposition with the attorney general’s office, state lawyers questioned Weisselberg over the size of Trump’s Manhattan triplex apartment in Trump Tower. The property was listed on the former president’s financial statements as 30,000 square feet in size, but it is actually less than 11,000 square feet.

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Weisselberg, however, told state lawyers he “didn’t find out about the error” in the triplex’s listed size until Forbes reported it and that he was never present when Trump described the size of the property.

Meanwhile, he has now admitted that both remarks were untrue.

Weisselberg was ordered to pay more than $1.1 million, plus interest, and barred for three years from serving in top leadership positions in any New York corporation or business entity. He was also barred for life from serving “in the financial control function” of any New York business.

In a statement, Weisselberg lawyer, Seth Rosenberg, stated that the ex-CFO accepted responsibility for his conduct and “now looks forward to the end of this life-altering experience and to returning to his family and his retirement.”

Recall that Weisselberg’s five-month sentence marks his second stint in prison after the former CFO pleaded guilty in 2022 to evading nearly $2 million in taxes over a decade through back-channel compensation from the Trump Organization. He was sentenced to five months at the Rikers Island jail for tax evasion and served nearly 100 days there.