Allen Howard Weisselberg born August 15, 1947 is an American businessman. He is the chief financial officer (CFO) of The Trump Organization. Weisselberg and Donald Trump Jr. also serve as the two sole trustees of the company, making them the only people who know details of the Trump trust’s finances.
He has been subpoenaed by a grand jury to testify in the probe into campaign finance violations and tax and bank fraud by Donald Trump‘s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty in August 2018 to the charges, implicating Trump in a statement made under oath.
Weisselberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Brownsville. He went to Thomas Jefferson High School and received an accounting degree from Pace College in 1970. He is of Jewish ancestry.
Following college, Weisselberg worked as an accountant for real estate magnate Fred Trump in the 1970s. By the late 1980s, he was controller of the organization and worked under CFO Stephen Bollenbach. In 2000, Weisselberg was named chief financial officer and Vice President of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. He also served as treasurer of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and has handled the household expenses of the Trump family.
On January 11, 2017, it was announced that Weisselberg would serve as a trustee at the Trump Organization alongside Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. while Donald Trump serves as President of the United States. On April 4, 2017, a report by ProPublica revealed Eric Trump was downgraded from trustee to an adviser to the trust, leaving Trump Jr. and Weisselberg as its sole trustees. The report clarifies that the only people who know the details of the Trump trust’s finances are its trustees.
Weisselberg arranged for the Trump Organization to pay Michael Cohen a $35,000 monthly retainer fee following Cohen’s hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 26, 2018, that Weisselberg had been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury regarding the Cohen investigation. The Wall Street Journal reported on August 24, 2018, that Weisselberg had testified and been granted witness immunity by federal prosecutors in regard to the Cohen probe.
Weisselberg lived in Nassau County on Long Island as of 2005. He appeared as a judge on the seventh episode of the second season of The Apprentice.