On Jan. 13, New York Judge Juan Merchan ordered former President Donald Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, to pay 1.6 million dollars, the maximum penalty possible, for its conviction of felony tax fraud. The sentencing follows the Dec. 6, 2022, sentencing of two subsidiaries of the organization, Trump Corp. and Trump Payroll Corp., on 17 counts including conspiracy, criminal tax fraud, and falsifying business records. The judge fined Trump Corp. 810,000 dollars and Trump Payroll 800,000 dollars. Allen H. Weisselberg, one of the executives who organized the crimes, pleaded guilty and testified against the organization at trial. The court sentenced him to five months in prison on Jan. 10.
(Sources: NBC News, NY Times)
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