- The former daughter-in-law of Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg said he’s evicting her for cooperating with prosecutors.
- Allen Weisselberg’s finances are being probed in the criminal case around the Trump Organization.
- Prosecutors reportedly want to “flip” him into guiding them through Trump’s finances.
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Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, told CNN that she is being evicted from her apartment because she has agreed to collaborate with prosecutors investigating the Trump Organization.
“Yesterday I was served to leave my apartment within the next seven days. It’s a threat… They’re kicking me out… because I’m not wrong about the information I’m giving,” she said on CNN’s “New Day” in a Thursday interview.
Allen Weisselberg, who has been at the helm of the organization’s finances for four decades and manages the Trump family’s personal finances, is a key focus of the criminal probe into the Trump Organization.
—Alli Hedges Maser (@AllisonLHedges) May 27, 2021
Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office are reportedly trying to “flip” him into cooperating and guiding investigators through Trump’s financial documents. They’re working in tandem with prosecutors in the New York Attorney General’s office, who are overseeing their own criminal probe into the Trump Organization’s and Trump’s personal finances.
Jennifer Weisselberg gave prosecutors information related to her former father-in-law’s tax practices as investigators work to determine whether he, the Trump Organization, and Trump himself engaged in tax evasion or financial fraud. She has been working with prosecutors since last fall, she previously told Insider.
Through her 2018 divorce with Allen Weisselberg’s eldest son, Barry, Jennifer Weisselberg came into possession of numerous financial documents related to the Trump Organization. She’d given “seven boxes of documents” to prosecutors, she previously told Insider, and said they contain evidence that Allen and Barry Weisselberg committed tax crimes.
Jennifer Weisselberg told CNN that her former father-in-law remains a guarantor on her apartment lease. She said the eviction was retribution for her cooperation with prosecutors, and that she tried to speak with Allen Weisselberg about it directly, but he ignored her.
“I contacted Allen numerous times last year to try and discuss this privately, with dignity, gracefully, within the family,” she said, adding that she even tried to make entreaties through Donald Trump, Jr. “I haven’t spoken to him since last June.”
An attorney for Allen Weisselberg declined to comment. Jennifer Weisselberg didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
This article has been updated.