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Matthew Calamari off the hook in Trump Org. probe — won’t be indicted: lawyer

He’s not on the Manhattan DA’s menu.

Matthew Calamari, the Trump Organization’s chief working officer, won’t be indicted by Manhattan prosecutors as a part of the workplace’s probe into the former president’s personal firm, his lawyer stated Wednesday.

The lawyer, Nicholas Gravante, stated in an announcement he doesn’t know the place the investigation headed by District Attorney Cy Vance goes, however he’s glad Calamari is out of scorching water for now.

“I have been informed that there is no present intention to bring charges against Mr. Calamari,” Gravante stated.

“We believe that is the fair and just decision. What the future holds in terms of the District Attorney’s continuing investigation is anyone’s guess. In the meantime, however, we are pleased that the considerations raised on Mr. Calamari’s behalf have not fallen on deaf ears,” he added.

In a subsequent assertion, Gravante stated Calamari would cooperate with legislation enforcement if he’s subpoenaed. 

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s workplace won’t carry prices towards the Trump Organization’s chief working officer.
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“If subpoenaed to testify, he will appear and testify truthfully,” Gravante stated. 

Vance’s workplace declined to remark.

Calamari, who as soon as served as Trump’s bodyguard, was being probed by prosecutors for allegedly accepting tax-free fringe advantages from the Trump Organization, the Wall Street Journal reported.

In July, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief monetary officer, Allen Weisselberg, was hit with tax fraud and different prices stemming from advantages he acquired from the group that had been allegedly tax-free.

In that indictment, prosecutors charged the Trump Organization and Weisselberg engaged in a 15-year tax fraud scheme to pay the CFO and different executives at the firm in a “manner that was ‘off the books.’”

“The beneficiaries of the scheme received substantial portions of their income through indirect and disguised means, with compensation that was unreported or misreported by the Trump Corporation and Trump Payroll Corp,” the indictment states. 

Trump Organization attorneys blasted the indictment as a politically pushed prosecution by Vance, who leaves workplace subsequent month.

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