Longtime Trump organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, who has been called former President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears, may have to decide whether to turn on his former boss and cut a deal with prosecutors in order to avoid prison.
But it’s a choice that Weisselberg will only have to make if the case that prosecutors have built against him is strong.
“Certainly, on paper, it looks like a very compelling case,” Michael Koenig, a former federal prosecutor told Capital Tonight. “But that being said, allegations aren’t necessarily facts, Susan.”
Koenig, a partner in the firm Hinckley Allen, also noted that, about a year ago, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance recruited well-respected attorney Mark Pomerantz to join the team prosecuting Weisselberg.
Pomerantz, according to Koenig, is a former highly-decorated federal prosecutor who led the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
“He is a true lawyer’s lawyer. He’s just better than the rest of us,” Koenig said. “He knows what he’s doing. So, the fact that Mark Pomerantz was on this case, suggests to me that they wouldn’t bring this case unless they really thought they had it.”