INVESTIGATION/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Donald Trump’s company and its longtime finance chief were charged Thursday in what prosecutors called a ‘sweeping and audacious’ tax fraud scheme in which the executive collected more than $1.7 million in off-the-books compensation, including apartment rent, car payments and school tuition.

Trump himself was not charged with any wrongdoing, but prosecutors noted he signed some of the checks at the center of the case. And one top prosecutor said the 15-year scheme was ‘orchestrated by the most senior executives’ at the Trump Organization.

It is the first criminal case to come out New York authorities’ two-year investigation into the former president’s business dealings.”

-Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, “Trump Organization, CFO indicted on tax fraud charges,” apnews.com, July 1, 2021