Ex-Trump Org exec sentenced to 5 months in jail over tax fraud scheme

Driving the news: Weisselberg, 75, was sentenced to five months in jail and taken into custody. He is expected to serve his sentence at Rikers Island in New York.

The big picture: Weisselberg pleaded guilty in August to assisting in the tax fraud scheme and admitted to 15 felonies. 

  • Weisselberg and the Trump family business were charged in 2021 for taking more than $1.7 million in “off the books” compensation from the organization.
  • The Trump Organization was convicted in December over the tax fraud scheme.