The Wall Street Journal first reported yesterday morning that Trumpworld indictments were coming as soon as today but, after the news broke, prosecutors delivered those indictments yesterday evening.
The Trump Organization's chief financial officer (CFO) Allen Weisselberg surrendered to authorities this morning and while the charges against the company and Weisselberg haven't been unsealed yet as of this writing, the charges are expected to stem from tax crimes.
From the Washington Post:
Charges against Weisselberg and the Trump Organization are expected to be unsealed later in the day in New York's Supreme Court, several people familiar with the developments said. On Wednesday, people familiar with the case said the charges were related to allegations of unpaid taxes on benefits for Trump Organization executives.
Weisselberg is the first individual to be charged in connection with a long-running criminal investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. (D), who is now collaborating with New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) to investigate Trump's business practices. The Trump Organization also will be arraigned, represented in court by one of its attorneys.
The actual charges will probably tell us a few things we didn't know when they're unsealed today, but what we do know tells us the Trump clan has been using the company as a personal, tax free piggy bank. They've used the company to pay for personal expenses as if it were just another business expense that gets written off.
It's not clear if today's charges will include it, but we also know Trump has used company funds to pay off his many accusers including former porn star Stormy Daniels.
With other investigations still in progress, this may be just the first domino to fall against Trump and his company