For­mer Trump CFO Allen Weis­sel­berg sen­tenced to five months for per­jury

Former Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg sentenced to five months for perjury

The for­mer chief finan­cial offi­cer of the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion, Allen Weis­sel­berg, was sen­tenced on Wednes­day to five months in jail after plead­ing guilty to two counts of per­jury last month stem­ming from his tes­ti­mo­ny dur­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump‘s civ­il fraud tri­al.
Weisselberg’s per­jury stems from the New York civ­il fraud case against Trump’s fam­i­ly busi­ness, which result­ed in a judge’s deci­sion in Feb­ru­ary that Trump, his adult sons, busi­ness asso­ciates, and the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion must pay more than $350 mil­lion in dam­ages, which became $464 mil­lion when pre­judg­ment inter­est was includ­ed. 

Don­ald Trump, left, and his chief finan­cial offi­cer Allen Weis­sel­berg attend a news con­fer­ence at Trump Tow­er in New York on Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vuc­ci)

The for­mer CFO was accused by Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg’s office of com­mit­ting per­jury in a depo­si­tion and dur­ing tes­ti­mo­ny in Trump’s tri­al, includ­ing alleged­ly l …