Former Trump Organization Finance Chief Allen Weisselberg pled guilty last week to 15 felonies for what he admitted was a tax fraud scheme he committed while an executive for Trump’s company. Law360 covered the story and quoted Gray Reed Partner Tony Box multiple times. Tony is a former Assistant US Attorney and tax coordinator responsible for leading federal tax investigations and prosecutions in the Eastern District of Missouri. He’s also a CPA and former FBI agent who handled a broad range of white-collar criminal investigations. He’s now a partner in our Dallas office representing businesses and high-net-worth individuals in all types of civil and criminal tax controversies, white-collar defense cases, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and compliance matters.
Excerpt: “I think the plea is substantial in harming the Trump Organization,” said Tony Box of Gray Reed & McGraw LLP, a former federal tax prosecutor in St. Louis. “If Mr. Weisselberg testifies the way he pled guilty today, it’s going to be hard for them to be able to obtain an acquittal with that kind of evidence.”
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