Trump New York fraud trial ends first day with tax accountant testimony

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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Seth Wenig | Reuters

An accountant who worked on the tax returns of Donald Trump testified Monday as the first witness at the former president’s $250 million civil fraud trial in New York.

The accountant, former Mazars USA partner Donald Bender, estimated that from 2011 until his retirement he spent an estimated 45% to 55% of his work time on Trump-related work.

“I worked on his tax returns, tax exams,” Bender told Kevin Wallace, a lawyer in the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James.

The accountant also testified he did work on...

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