New York Times Quotes Cono Namorato Investigation into Trump Executive
The Manhattan district attorney’s office appears to have entered the final stages of a criminal tax investigation into Donald J. Trump’s long-serving chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg, setting up the possibility he could face charges this summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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“Those dollar amounts could make it relatively easy for the Manhattan district attorney to make a criminal case,” said Cono R. Namorato, a lawyer at Caplin & Drysdale and a former senior official at the Justice Department’s tax division.
Still, Mr. Namorato and other tax lawyers said that it would be unusual to bring such a case on failure to pay taxes on fringe benefits alone; the lawyers could think of no other recent example.
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