New York Times: Trump Org CFO subpoenaed in Trump investigation
Citing people familiar with the matter, The Times reported that the order given to McConney – the longtime comptroller of the Trump organization and one of a small group of officials overseeing the company’s tax matters – to Testifying before a state grand jury concerns the office’s ongoing investigation of the organization’s senior officer Allen Weisselberg.
Spokesmen for Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James declined to comment. CNN has reached out to McConney, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten, Weisselberg attorney Mary Mulligan and a Trump Organization spokesperson for comment and confirmation.
Prosecutors are looking to find leverage that could prompt Weisselberg to cooperate with authorities, people familiar with the investigation told CNN last month, which could raise the legal stakes for Trump and his family. It is a common tactic used by prosecutors to try to get individuals to “turn around” to help move a case higher up the corporate ladder. The state attorney general‘s office has opened a criminal tax investigation into Weisselberg, and Vance’s office is coordinating with James’ office on its criminal investigation into Weisselberg.