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Analysis-Serious tax charges test loyalty of longtime Trump ally

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By Joseph Tanfani and Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – The sweeping tax-fraud indictment unsealed on Thursday against Donald Trump’s longtime accountant Allen Weisselberg threatens the 73-year-old executive with years in prison and puts heavy pressure on him to implicate the former U.S. president. Prosecutors allege that Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, evaded more than $900,000 in taxes by taking part of his annual pay in benefits including apartments, luxury cars and a cash bonus at the holidays, described in financial records as “holiday entertainment.” Judges are often r…

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