Trump firm guilty of defrauding tax authorities for more than 15 years

Donald Trump’s real estate company has been found guilty of carrying out a criminal scheme to defraud tax authorities over more than 15 years.
The scheme carried out by the Trump Organization included avoiding paying personal income taxes on perks such as rent-free apartments and luxury cars.

The firm which operates hotels, golf courses and other real estate around the world had pleaded not guilty.
The former US president was not personally charged in the case.
The Trump Organization had argued that chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg carried out the scheme to benefit himself.
He is on paid leave and testified that he received more than $1m in salary and bonus payments this year.
The firm will be sentenced on 13 January.


Source : Sky News