Manhattan DA seizes boxes full of Trump Organization financial records and laptops from Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg’s daughter-in-law as part of criminal investigation into Donald’s business transactions
- Jennifer Weisselberg handed over three boxes of documents and a laptop
- She was married to Barry Weisselberg from 2004 to 2018
- Former father-in-law Allen Weisselberg has been Trump’s top executive for decades
- Summons sought documents about Wollman Rink
Manhattan prosecutors on Thursday took multiple boxes of information from the home of the former daughter-in-law of the Trump Organization’s top executive, Allen Weisselberg – targeting the company’s chief financial officer in the final sign.
Jennifer Weisselberg, who was married to the executive’s son, Barry, also a Trump Organization employee, delivered the materials outside her New York apartment.
Jennifer Weisselberg said earlier this month that he will “ turn on ” Donald Trump, revealing that she has already given documents to prosecutors investigating the former president. She has said she has seven boxes of records – although a copy of the subpoena and images obtained by the Washington Post showed that she had furnished three, plus a laptop.
She drove the materials from her apartment building to a black jeep.
She was married to Barry Weisselberg from 2004 to 2018 and the couple went through a divorce, saying she was able to obtain financial information through a lawsuit.
The handover of the document is the latest sign that investigators are targeting Weisselberg, whose tenure with the Trump Organization dates back to his time with Trump’s father, as part of Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s investigation into Trump’s finances.
The documents were obtained under a grand jury subpoena specifically looking for documents related to Trump-controlled Central Park Wollman Rink, which Barry Weisselberg controlled.
Once a topic of conversation for Trump on the campaign trail as a turnaround, the rink became a flashpoint after the January 6 uprising at the Capitol when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city was terminating contracts with the Trump organization. The ice rink was operated on a cash basis.
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Weisselberg led the Trump Organization along with Trump’s adult sons Don Jr. and Eric during Trump’s time in the White House.
A source told the Post last month that prosecutors want to “ turn around ” Weisselberg to get his cooperation in their investigation into Trump.
Jennifer Weisselberg told CNN she thinks her father-in-law would flip.
“I think he will turn on him,” she said. “I think his sons are too accountable,” she said.
She also said investigators sought information about a Trump apartment she lived in for years, presented as a “ gift ” where the couple lived for years and paid no rent.
She told CBS News last month that she had been interviewed by prosecutors from Vance’s office and the attorney general’s office, telling CBS they were looking for information about the scheme.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen identified Allen Weisselberg as involved in the plan to make tacit payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she was having an affair with Trump.
Trump has denied wrongdoing and allegations have not alleged that the Weisselbergs committed misconduct in the investigation of Trump’s finances.