Allen Weisselberg was, as of July 2021, chief financial officer of the Trump Organization.
His affiliation with the family-run firm of the 45th U.S. president began in the 1970s, when he worked as an accountant for Fred Trump, Donald Trump’s father. Weisselberg became controller of the Trump Organization in the 1980s, and eventually its CFO in the 2000s. He has also served in other roles within the organization and its ancillaries, including as a board member of the defunct Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Trump himself named Weisselberg to run his company, along with eldest sons Don Jr. and Eric Trump, while Trump was president from 2017 to 2021.
Weisselberg was indicted on 15 counts of tax fraud and other alleged crimes in early July 2021. He was accused of accepting $1.76 million in perks from the Trump family and the Trump Organization and not paying taxes on those perks. Weisselberg pleaded not guilty in Manhattan state court and faces up to 15 years on the most serious charge, grand larceny in the second degree.
Weisselberg was born and raised in Brooklyn, and earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Pace University.