One of Trump's top officials 'testified to grand jury in case targeting Donald and his family'
A SENIOR financial official from the Trump Organization has reportedly testified before a grand jury as part of an investigation into former president Donald Trump’s family business affairs.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reportedly subpoenaed Jefferey McConney, a senior finance executive at the Trump Organization, people familiar with the matter told the New York Times.
McConney was responsible for overseeing the company’s finances and has long served as Trump Organization’s controller.
According to documents obtained by New York Daily News, McConney was described as the person who “took care of the actual movement of money.”
The court order for McConney to appear before a jury is part of the Manhattan DA office’s ongoing investigation into McConney’s colleague and the organization’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.
Prosecutors at the Manhattan DA office are looking into the role of Weisselberg in the organization.
This includes his personal finances and benefits given to his son Barry who long worked for the organization, according to the New York Times.
This comes as part of a criminal investigation into Trump and his family and his company’s executives, sources familiar with the probe previously told CNN.
Prosecutors are trying to get Weisselberg to cooperate with authorities in this investigation.
This is a common technique that prosecutors use to try to get individuals to turn against their colleagues in an effort to build a case.
Weisselberg mentioned McConney’s knowledge of Trump’s finances in depositions six years ago, according to New York Daily News.
“Jeff McConney has been working with me for a long time, and he knows that I’m a stickler for what I guess you call micromanaging to some degree,” Allen testified in the June 2015 deposition.
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