Donald Trump’s real estate company and its former chief financial officer will face trial over tax fraud allegations, after a New York judge refused to dismiss the prosecution’s case.
Allen Weisselberg and the company had tried to argue the charges were politically motivated and should not be addressed under state jurisdiction, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan allowed the charges, except for one count that prosecutors agreed was too old to be included in the case and should be dismissed.
The trial has been set for Oct. 24, and the former president himself has not been charged with any crimes. Weisselberg is expected to plead guilty to a charge with a reduced sentence after refusing to assist in a broader investigation into the company, CBS News reports.
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