Headline RoundupApril 10th, 2024

Ex-Trump Org CEO Sentenced to 5 Months in Jail for Perjury

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Allen Weisselberg, former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, was sentenced to five months in prison on Wednesday after admitting to lying under oath.

The Details: Weisselberg admitted to prosecutors that he lied to New York Attorney General Letitia James and her investigators during Trump’s civil fraud case, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Weisselberg reportedly lied about the value of some of Trump's properties and assets.

For Context: It's Weisselberg's second criminal conviction relating to his work for the Trump Organization. He pleaded guilty to 15 counts of tax fraud in 2022.

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the news as a top story on Wednesday. Some left-rated sources like HuffPost (Left bias) drew a more direct connection between Trump and Weisselberg, saying the ex-CFO lied "about his role in Donald Trump’s financial statements."

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