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Trump CFO lawyer hints at more indictments


Lawyers for Trump and another person in the Trump organization linked to Vance’s investigation said they had received no indication that further indictments might be pending. A spokesperson for Vance’s office declined to comment on Skarlatos’ remark in court.

Skarlatos’ comment came during a hearing related to the multitude of criminal charges Vance has leveled against Weisselberg, the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization. Vance’s team also accused the Trump Organization itself of financial crimes. All parties charged have pleaded not guilty.

Vance’s investigation is ongoing, and the Wall Street Journal reported this month that two Trump Organization employees are scheduled to testify before a grand jury. One of those employees is the son of the Trump organization’s chief operating officer, Matthew Calamari, who the Journal said could face charges.

But Calamari’s attorney told POLITICO he found Weisselberg’s attorney’s comment puzzling. Nicholas Gravante, who represents Calamari, said prosecutors in Vance’s office had suggested they would not actually lay charges against his client.

“We remain in talks with the district attorney’s office regarding Matthew Calamari, but continue to believe that there is no basis to charge him,” Gravante told POLITICO in a statement. “If they currently intended to charge him, I would have been informed. I was not and, in fact, I was told otherwise.

And Ronald Fischetti, a lawyer for Trump, said he had had several months of radio silence from Vance’s office.

“I have spoken to all the lawyers in the case and we have no information on anyone else being indicted, certainly not the former president,” he said in a conversation telephone Monday morning.

Fischetti said that before Vance’s office accused Weisselberg of a multitude of financial crimes, he and other defense attorneys met with prosecutors working on the case. At that meeting, Fischetti said he and other lawyers urged prosecutors not to lay further charges.

“When we left they told me they were listening to me,” Fischetti said. “They were cordial and said they would call so we could have a meeting to discuss the evidence they had. I’m still waiting for the phone to ring. They haven’t called me from that day until now.


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