I have personally speculated that we would not see indictments of Trumpworld figures or the Trump Organization itself until later this year, but I was evidently very wrong about that.
The New York Times first reported this afternoon that Trump's business could be indicted as soon as next week!
According to the Times, a potential indictment may be tied to special compensation for the Trump Organization's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Allen H. Weisselberg.
While the prosecutors had been building a case for months against Mr. Weisselberg as part of an effort to pressure him to cooperate with the inquiry, it was not previously known that the company also might face charges.
Prosecutors recently have focused much of their investigation into the perks Mr. Trump and the company doled out to Mr. Weisselberg and other executives, including tens of thousands of dollars in private school tuition for one of Mr. Weisselberg’s grandchildren, as well as rents on apartments and car leases.
Prosecutors are looking into whether those benefits were properly recorded in the company’s ledgers and whether taxes were paid on them, The New York Times has reported.
Reading between the lines here, it seems possible that Weisselberg's refusal to cooperate with prosecutors may be linked to his off-the-books perks and compensation. Weisselberg's hidden benefits may have been part of his deal with his boss Donald Trump.
I'm sure this is just the beginning because it seems entirely implausible that Weisselberg was the only one at the Trump Organization engaged in this kind of activity.