Trump Group expects to be charged Manhattan DA case

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Signage is seen outside the Trump Building in New York City, New York, the United States, June 28, 2021.

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A spokesman for DA Cyrus Vance Jr. has repeatedly declined to comment on the investigation or the timing of possible charges.

Ronald Fischetti, a Trump organization attorney and company spokesman, did not immediately respond to requests from CNBC for comment.

If the Trump organization is convicted of a crime, the company could face fines or behavioral restrictions.

Fischetti told CNBC last week, “In my 50+ years of practice, I’ve never seen prosecutors target a company for employee compensation or fringe benefits.”

“The IRS did not want to and did not file such a case,” said the attorney. “Even the financial institutions that caused the 2008 financial crisis, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, have not been prosecuted.”

Fischetti also confirmed the likelihood of criminal charges against the company last week.

“It looks like they’re going to bring charges against the company, and that’s totally outrageous,” Fischetti told NBC News at the time.

“They couldn’t get Allen Weisselberg to cooperate and tell them what they wanted to hear and so they are going to pursue these allegations and they couldn’t get him to cooperate because he wouldn’t say that Donald Trump knew or Had information he “may not have properly deducted the use of cars or an apartment.”