A messy divorce drags Trump associates into the Manhattan prosecutors’ tax net

A custody battle that has shone a spotlight on the Trump Organisation’s chief financial officer’s tax issues and the testimony of imprisoned solicitor Michael Cohen are adding to Donald Trump’s legal woes

4th July, 2021
A messy divorce drags Trump associates into the Manhattan prosecutors’ tax net
Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of the Trump Organisation, leaves a New York court after facing charges of tax evasion. PIcture: Getty

A former ballerina and a former fixer; hell hath no fury like Trump minions scorned.

Donald Trump’s current legal woes can be directly traced in a significant part to two former members of his inner circle, each of whom has broken very publicly with the family since Trump became US president in 2017.

Between them, Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of Trump’s chief lieutenant Allen Weisselberg, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer and personal...

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