The Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges on Thursday—coming hours after the company criticized Manhattan prosecutors for what they claim is a politically partisan criminal investigation designed to politically wound former President Donald Trump. According to a criminal indictment unsealed on Thursday, Weisselberg was also charged with grand larceny, conspiracy, and falsifying business records. Weisselberg entered a not guilty plea in Manhattan Supreme Court. Attorneys for the Trump Organization and the Trump Payroll Corp. appeared in the court and entered a plea on behalf of the firms. Prosecutors claimed that the firms and Weisselberg carried out a 15-year-long tax fraud scheme to pay him and other executives. “The beneficiaries of the scheme received substantial portions of their income through indirect and disguised means, with compensation that was unreported or misreported by the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp,” the indictment read. Prosecutor Carey Dunne …

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