Results for - No delay for Trump Organization criminal tax fraud trial

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Trump Organization on Monday rejected any effort to delay next month's trial, acknowledging concern that former President Donald Trump's company might be trying to "stall" the criminal case. At a pre-trial hearing in a New York state court in Manhattan, Justice Juan Merchan warned against delaying tactics, even as a Trump Organization lawyer said the decision by longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg to plead guilty changed how the defense will present its case. "One of the accusations is the defense is trying to stall," Merchan said. "It's starting to feel that way a little bit. ... I am repeating. We are not delaying this trial. It's starting Oct. 24th and we're going forward." Prosecutors charged Trump's company and Weisselberg in July 2021 with scheming to defraud, tax fraud and falsifying business records for awarding "off-the-books" perks to senior executives. The Trump Organization, which manages golf clubs, hotels and other real estate around the world, has pleaded not guilty and faces possible fines and other penalties if convicted. Weisselberg initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea on Aug. 18 and agreed to testify though he is not cooperating with prosecutors' larger probe into Trump. His plea agreement calls for a five-month jail sentence. Merchan also said he will not let the Trump Organization argue to jurors that it was a victim of "selective" prosecution by the Manhattan district attorney's office, now led by Democrat Alvin Bragg. Susan Necheles, a lawyer for the company, said Weisselberg felt he was being targeted because of his ties to the Republican former president.

1. Do You Think Trump And His Lawyers Will Tried To Delay Any Court Trials ?

Yes
59%
1,302 votes
No
12%
266 votes
Not Applicable
29%
632 votes

2. Do You Think It Is Great That No Judge Will Bow Down To Trump ?

Yes
55%
1,205 votes
No
12%
255 votes
Not Applicable
34%
740 votes

3. Do You Agree Nobody Is Above The Law, Even Allen Weisselberg ?

Yes
67%
1,471 votes
No
7%
150 votes
Not Applicable
26%
579 votes

4. Do You Think Allen Weisselberg Is Another Crook, Just Like Trump ?

Yes
42%
921 votes
No
11%
251 votes
Not Applicable
47%
1,028 votes
09/20/2022 Politics 2283 165 Anonymous
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