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‘This is how Putin treats his enemies’: Don Jr slams NY DA’s ‘witch hunt’ after Trump CFO’s charged | Daily Mail Online

This is banana republic stuff’: Don Jr. calls $1.7M tax fraud charges against Trump CFO a ‘disgrace’, slams the NY DA’s ‘witch hunt’ and decries the millions spent on probe amid NYC crime rise 

  • Donald Trump Jr railed against Allen Weisselberg’s indictment on tax fraud charges on Thursday 
  • He accused New York prosecutors of running a ‘banana republic’ and acting like Vladimir Putin 
  • ‘This is the political persecution of a political enemy,’ Trump Jr said. ‘This is what Vladimir Putin does’  
  • Weisselberg is accused of running a 15-year scheme to help Trump Organization executives evade taxes by compensating them with $1.7million in fringe benefits that were hidden from the authorities 
  • The Trump Organization was also charged in a 15-count indictment, that included charges of conspiracy, grand larceny, tax fraud and falsifying business accounts
  • The investigation has cost millions of dollars but could yield just tens of thousands of dollars in back tax 

— Read on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9747823/This-Putin-treats-enemies-Don-Jr-slams-NY-DAs-witch-hunt-Trump-CFOs-charged.html

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