Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization chief financial officer indicted on tax fraud charges this month, has quietly been removed from top positions at more than two dozen Trump subsidiaries, NBC News has confirmed.
Weisselberg, 73, was removed from positions with at least 28 Trump subsidiaries, according to filings with the Florida State Department that were first reported Monday by The Wall Street Journal.
A person familiar with the matter told NBC News that the Trump Organization took a “prudent corporate governance approach” for the time being to avoid any potential issues in Florida but added that Weisselberg’s overall role with the Trump Organization remains unchanged.
One of the companies he is no longer listed as an executive at is Trump Payroll Corp., which was hit with criminal charges July 1 along with Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Weisselberg had been Trump Payroll Corp.’s treasurer, secretary and vice president, roles now filled by Donald Trump Jr., the filings say.
The Washington Post reported that the total number of subsidiaries Weisselberg was removed from is more than 40. The newspaper, citing British corporate records, said that includes his removal as a director for a company that runs a Trump golf course in Scotland.
Mary Mulligan, an attorney for Weisselberg, declined to comment. Weisselberg has pleaded not guilty to scheming to defraud, grand larceny, tax fraud, falsifying records and other charges.